Prospect Burma will provide scholarships for two Burmese students to study for a Master's degree in Educational Administration at university in Thailand. The course will prepare them to take a leading role in setting up education initiatives in poor rural areas on their return to Burma.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015
Registered Charity in England and Wales (802615)
Although Burma has made progress in widening access to education, great disparities exist in education provision in different parts of the country. Primary school enrolment rates have risen and many new schools have been constructed in urban areas, but children and young people in remote, rural areas are largely neglected by government education provision. In many states there is no education beyond age 14; university provision in Burma is sparse and does not meet international standards.
Prospect Burma will fund two students from rural areas of Burma to gain a Masters qualification in Educational Administration. The leadership skills and specialist knowledge they will acquire from their course of study will enable them to return home as innovators and advisors to establish educational initiatives in their communities that will help plug current gaps in state provision. Grass roots projects such as these are sustainable, and have a powerful impact on local communities.
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