Myanmar: Education in Crisis
As the unrest deepens in Myanmar, MEP’s work towards a peaceful future through education continues and is now more urgent than ever. This crisis comes at a time when armed conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic already pose severe challenges in Myanmar, especially where we work in marginalised communities.
Following the recent coup, Myanmar has witnessed devastating basic human rights abuses and a state education system near to collapse, there has been an escalation in tensions throughout communities where MEP works which has led to hundreds of thousands of people having to flee their homes and become displaced in their own country.
MEP’s work has not stopped, we are delivering online projects in Kachin State and Mon State. Our intention is to develop ‘hybrid’ models of teaching and training, that are sustainable and are transferrable to other parts of the country. It is unlikely that Myanmar’s problems will be solved in the foreseeable future and the situation is likely to deteriorate so MEP needs your help to respond to circumstances in a creative and effective way, holding close to its principles but, at the same time, remaining flexible, adaptable, realistic, and focused on those children who deserve an education through continued online learning.
We are asking for your help to support those who are being deprived of an education. PLEASE DONATE NOW.PLEASE DONATE TOWARDS MEP'S APPEAL HERE
MEP are committed to working to improve the lives of migrant and refugee communities on the Thai/Myanmar border and within Myanmar. Our work is based on strong values, with clear aims and a belief that education is the right of all. We are committed to upholding best practices through open governance and transparency with stakeholders and partners in Myanmar and the UK. Please click below to read more about our Charity.
WHAT ARE OUR CURRENT PROJECTS?
MEP are responsive to need and new projects are always being considered. We often receive requests to expand our programme and these are always taken seriously. If the project meets our criteria, requests are followed up by in-country viability studies.
TEACHER TRAINING WITH MEP
Find out more about how MEP works. We have developed a unique and innovative model of teacher training. Our mobile units work with local refugee and migrant teachers and children at grassroots level forming meaningful partnerships with local teachers and impacting the learning of thousands of children every year.
Building on many years’ experience of working in difficult conditions MEP has created an innovative and effective system of training which is sensitive to differing perceptions of education and cultural and social norms.
We hope that what we do has a human face. I am very proud of the work of our teams and am very happy to talk to you about any aspect of our work.
Bob Anderson, Programme Director
"AN EXCELLENT AND CONSTRUCTIVE INITIATIVE"
Emeritus Professor Noam Chomsky MIT
"The pioneering spirit and remarkable tenacity in establishing teacher training, makes me very proud to be named as their patron"
Will Millard (MEP Patron)
Charity of the Year 2011
Bob Anderson, our Programme Director was nominated for the Guardian International Development Achievement Award 2013
International School of the Year 2018: Awarded for Community Education Development partnership between Harrow International School, Bangkok and MEP
Message from MEP Patron - Will Millard
Volunteer Funding Officer for an Educational Project in Chin State
UK based - fundraising for a project in Chin State, Myanmar
Volunteer Funding Officer. Mobile Education Partnerships (MEP) work in communities suffering from the effects of poverty, oppression and conf...FIND OUT MORE