Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Partners Blog: "Education In Remote Areas of Burma, from a Shan perspective"

Steve and Oddny Gumaer started Partners Relief and Development in response to the needs of refugees and displaced people from Burma, and now in the Middle East, as well. Their mission is to demonstrate, through holistic action, God’s love to children and communities made vulnerable by war in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other conflict zones.

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Education In Remote Areas of Burma, from a Shan perspective

There are three major problems with education in remote communities. These are finances, language barriers, and politics. First, the villagers have to build the school, run the school and support the teachers. This makes it very expensive. Second, most of the time the teachers who were picked up and sent by the government to different states do not speak the local language but only speak Burmese, and the kids do not understand Burmese. The teachers go only to get experience to apply for a better job in the city. The third is unstable politics. In areas of ethnic army influence the government will not provide education ...

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Partners Relief and Development is a registered charity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. "We’re a small, grassroots nonprofit passionate about making a big impact in communities affected by conflict and oppression, demonstrating God’s love to children and giving them the opportunity to live free, full lives." For more information aboput Partners, visit their website at partners.ngo/

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