To continue or not to continue building schools in Myanmar?
Myanmar’s education system has been in chaos since February’s military coup, with many students boycotting school. Despite this, the State Administration Council governed by the military junta pushed ahead to reopen schools in early November 2021. The last attempted reopening was in May. However, many schools across the country did not open at all and classrooms remain empty. This might well be due to the shortage of educators who are still participating in Civil Disobedience
A Great Winter Gift
Studer Trust supports schools with more than just classroom buildings. Particularly for schools with whom we have already built a partnership, we are always looking for additional ways to put our generous donors’ funds to work to improve education both in and outside the classroom walls. Most recently, we’ve been focusing our attention on building playgrounds. Playgrounds help students by giving them a chance to get needed physical activity, learn and practice social skills a
Another Online Learning Success Story: May Tha Zin
Like in many places around the world, public gatherings have faced varying levels of restriction in Myanmar over the past two years. For Studer Trust, these rules specifically affected the Teacher Training Center (TTC) as they specifically applied to in-person meetings, training and boarding. As mentioned in previous newsletter articles [link], we quickly adapted to launch an Alumni Online Course (AOC) aimed at supporting the day-to-day instruction and the ongoing professiona