Education is right for children, they are eager to learn

Published: Feb 17, 2022 Reading time: 1 minute
Education is right for children, they are eager to learn

People in Need (PIN)’s Education in Emergencies (EiE) programme, with support from the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) and the Czech Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), provides access to quality education and child protection mechanisms in government and non-government-controlled parts of Kachin State, Myanmar. To date, PIN’s work has supported nearly 7,000 children in 44 IDP and relocation camps, as well as in community schools from nine townships. 

People in Need, Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) approach to education in emergencies seeks to remove barriers to access and to improve the overall quality of children’s learning in education spaces. To do this, PIN provides student kits to children and holds sessions with parents and caregivers to explain the importance of education and how they can support their children’s learning and well-being. 

“Most of the children are afraid to lose out on their education and demand that the education system continues“ says class teacher Labya Hkvan Nu.PIN also works with camp management and community educators to improve the infrastructure of learning spaces through renovations, provision of furniture, teaching kits, and school supplies. To improve the quality of education for children and enhance their wellbeing, PIN provides training for community teachers and night study guides on basic teaching principles and psychosocial support.

To increase local educational capacity during emergencies – such as conflict or COVID-19 – PIN and its partners involve local students, parents, and community members in project design and implementation and provide in depth trainings and support. 

Author: Sone AyePyae, Veronika Gabrielova

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