At United World Schools, we want to thank all our supporters for the concern and care you’ve shown for our colleagues and the communities we serve in Myanmar during these challenging times. We wanted to take the time to update you on the situation.

This week, the UWS Myanmar team have contacted all of our community leaders and teachers in order to continue our current Covid-19 education programmes where possible. UWS Myanmar will re-open all UWS Community Schools, and start building new schools again, as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.

"We are all proud of how our Myanmar team have responded to recent events. We want to reassure you that all our staff, communities and children are safe. We’re working together to keep our communities updated, and schools supported so our students can continue their learning." - Tim Howarth, United World Schools CEO

This has been a difficult year for everyone. Due to the pandemic, schools in Myanmar have been closed for almost an entire year. The UWS Myanmar team are continuing to innovate and adapt their teaching with minimal access to technology; conducting lessons via loudspeaker and carrying out project-based distance learning. This week, they have been conducting teacher training and developing new resources to support children in their ongoing learning. 

“As a father, I am very delighted and proud of my daughter who recently got a merit award in her studies.” says Khin Maung Aye, father of two living in northern Myanmar. “Thank you all who participate in putting energy, effort, creativity and ideas to enable the students to learn in this lockdown period.”

You can donate here to help us continue our vital education programmes in Myanmar, Nepal and Cambodia through these challenging times. We will continue to update you on our programmes and our ongoing work teaching the unreached.

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