Myanmar

Total population (in thousands) 53,897 (2015)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 14,849 (2015)
Out-of-school children 284,278 (2014)
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‘Before, I thought I could never study’: Myanmar learners on flexible learning’s benefits

Flexible learning programmes provide opportunities to those who face often overwhelming hardships that result in many of them having to ...
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Myanmar: Former Speaker, ethnic MPs push solidarity through literacy

It's time to stamp out illiteracy and strengthen people’s knowledge of the Myanmar's languages and literatures, MPs have been urged ...
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I can choose my career as I like

Po Tha Jan is from the Kapyinyoe Non-Formal Education (NFE) class, Hlegu Township, Yangon Region. He is nine years old and ...
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Children with Disabilities

 

I can choose my career as I like

Po Tha Jan is from the Kapyinyoe Non-Formal Education (NFE) class, Hlegu Township, Yangon Region. He is nine years old and ...
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In Burma, Children With Disabilities Struggle to Access Schools

According to a government-led national survey, approximately 60 percent of deaf people in Burma never go to school. Continue reading about the ...
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Emergency

 

Looking across the river towards a better future

A pilot project for migrant children in Mae Sot is giving them greater access to Thai schools and employment opportunities ...
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In Myanmar, the power of education to build a joint future

Thu Zar Moe, 12, lives with her father and four siblings at Thea Chaung displacement camp, near Sittwe, the capital ...
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Gender

 

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ICT in Education

 

Myanmar Mobile Project Helps Lift Young Workers Out of Poverty

YANGON —  It’s six o’clock in the evening, Saw Ku Do reviews his English lessons shortly after finishing an 11-hour ...
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Non-formal education for children out of school

Playing its part to invigorate step by step change in the status of child labour, Telenor Myanmar and partners are ...
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UNESCO supports MOE Myanmar for implementation of National EMIS Programme

As part of Myanmar’s National Programme on Education Management Information Systems (EMIS), the Ministry of Education (MOE) and UNESCO successfully ...
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Innovative Financing

 

North Devon teacher sets up in Myanmar

A Barnstaple-born teacher is hoping to set up a school on the other side of the world. Chloe Smith has ...
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Educate A Child signs agreement with United World Schools to reach over 33,000 children in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal

Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Qatar based Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has signed a three year ...
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Telenor raises MYR 483.5 mln in special number auction

Telenor Myanmar reports it has raised MYR 483.5 million in its first public auction of special numbers held on 25 February. Telenor ...
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Learning Outcomes

 

FLS in Action: Regional Planning Workshop to Expand Flexible Learning Strategies for Out-of-School Children in ASEAN

ognizant of the need to expand the provision of FLS in the ASEAN region, UNESCO Bangkok will organise a two-day ...
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Mother Tongue

 

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

When Orville Wright, of the Wright brothers fame, was told by a friend that he and his brother would always ...
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Former Child Bride Is Pedaling Her Way To A Brighter Future

At 14, Jenipher Sanni married a man who already had a wife and kids. He yelled at her a lot ...
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India: Why the world’s biggest school system is failing its pupils

ON THE ground floor of a primary school in Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, five dozen pupils wait for ...
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Partnership

 

NEW PARTNERSHIP EQUALS INCREASED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

MLRC trainers prepare materials for the NFPE teacher training World Education recently entered into a new partnership with the Myanmar Literacy ...
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Educate A Child signs agreement with United World Schools to reach over 33,000 children in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal

Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Qatar based Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has signed a three year ...
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Policy and Curriculum

 

Myanmar Plans Education Reform, But Critics Claim Lack of Consultation

Myanmar Plans Education Reform, But Critics Claim Lack of Consultation Myanmar's democratic government recently launched a comprehensive, multi-year strategy to ...
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Human Rights Day 2016 Everyone has the right to education: Myanmar Non-Formal Education Photo Essay

Myanmar Non-Formal Education Photo Essay The more than 100 factories in Myanmar’s Hlaing Thar Yar Township draw migrant workers from ...
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Myanmar: Upper house votes against ethnic literacy proposal

Burma’s upper house of parliament on Monday voted down a proposal by former house speaker Khin Aung Myint of the ...
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Private Sector

 

Turning Packaging into Education

Every week Colgate delivers thousands of cardboard boxes to rural areas of Myanmar, formerly Burma. By printing posters on the ...
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Telenor raises MYR 483.5 mln in special number auction

Telenor Myanmar reports it has raised MYR 483.5 million in its first public auction of special numbers held on 25 February. Telenor ...
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Bringing the Joy of Learning to Children in Asia: Fuji Xerox Project Leveraging its Strengths to Provide Learning Materials

Fuji Xerox Co., a major office equipment and solution service provider based in Japan, launched in 2015 a project to ...
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Teacher

 

Myanmar: MPs call for improved assessments, teacher accommodation

Lower house lawmaker U Kyaw Htay (NLD; Leshi) urged the government to fund the construction of education staff housing in ...
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Government gears up to build capacity of educators

Teachers will be getting their own accounts in private banks as the first pilot project to increase the overall capacity ...
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State counsellor: Pay attention to primary education

Primary school teachers need to be more valued, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said at an education seminar ...
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