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Sponsorship transforms a child’s life, giving them access to education. It comes as a sigh of relief for their family.
Burma is known across the world for its temples (Bagan Shwezigon Pagoda, Shwesandaw Pagoda), the beauty of certain towns (Yangon, Mandalay) and for its wonderful places such as Lake Inle.
Burma is made up of 135 official ethnic groups and has almost 60 million habitants. The most well-known ethnic groups are the Karens, the Bamars, the Rohingyas, the Chins and the Kachins. As a result, Burma has many internal conflicts. In the last few years, more than 340,000 people have been displaced due to armed conflict in the Kachin, Shan, Rakhine and Chin states.
Meanwhile, the Karen and Rohingya people have been forced to flee the country, seeking refuge in camps in Thailand or Bangladesh. The coup d’etat on 1st February 2021 combined with the rise to power of the Burmese Army has destabilised the country even further. Humanitarian organisations like Children of the Mekong are working to improve the development of the country.
In recent decades education in Burma has suffered several coup d’etats and periods of dictatorship. The level of academic achievement in the country has significantly dropped. Although a large proportion of children have access to primary education (95%), only 45% progress onto secondary school and college. Burma also suffers from a considerable lack of teachers. Click here for more information about education in Burma.
Several educational challenges for the coming years:
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