Education goes far beyond the classroom for millions from Burma who are vulnerable because they’re illiterate, uprooted, marginalized and poor. With solid skills, people have a chance to find jobs, feed families, avoid abuse and rebuild communities. That’s why we invest in education, supporting classrooms for more than 100,000 children and skills training for thousands more adults—including many who’ve never had formal schooling.
Our community-based programs take children off the streets; counsel and retrain trafficked women; train ethnic-minority villagers to farm organically and leverage group savings; teach migrant workers to advocate for rights; train leaders to assess community needs.
In our NEWS section, you can meet a star student from a mountain village; teachers using teak leaves for hands-on math; traditional birth attendants trained to save women from dying during childbirth; and young American students sharing heartfelt thoughts about Burma.
We believe in the education equation: Education = Opportunity + Hope!
Read more about our education programs in Burma!