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Bring back Mission Schools - Village Preschools and Kindergarten in Myanmar

Mission schools in Myanmar, including preschools and kindergartens, have seen great success in the the early 1800s. However, since the nationalization of such institutions after the order restoration of general Ne Win in the 1960s, the culture of education has declined. Currently, the annual budget allocated to education by the government is low; only about 1.2% is spent per year on education and English is taught as a second language from Kindergarten. Early education and child development were never a priority to many low-income families in more rural villages.

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Our service will include intensive care and tool-assisted education by mission volunteers.

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

Our beneficiaries are primarily low-income families with children over the age 2.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

1) Gather awareness and interest from support networks and mission agencies. 2) Recruit a small group of passionate volunteers interested in conducting a trial run over 6 months period in a selected village near the Mandalay region of Myanmar. 3) Measure impact and gather feedback from local community.

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

We need help/expert advice and feedback from mission agencies and NGOs that are currently operating in Myanmar.

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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Hi Zay Yar Tun,

Thanks for sharing your idea! How would you see these volunteers delivering information to communities? Do you have a beginning sense of the types of tools or information that you'd like to focus on sharing?

Looking forward to hearing more!
Chioma