"Because of Health and Hope’s Freedom to Education Project I was able to study freely and peacefully. Now my dream is to produce more educated people and to be a good teacher.
Thank you for changing my life upside down!" Dipar
Watch Dipar's story in the short video below:
Our education programme consists of two projects; Education for All currently supporting Year 10 students and Freedom to Education (FEP) for college students and undergraduates.
|Education for All||The Education for All Project aims to support secondary school students pass their year 10 exams. The project will; (1) Provide a safe place to study after school, (2) Provide supplementary food to undernourished and malnourished children daily, (3) Provide a library of educational materials to support their studies, (4) Provide a range of well-equipped tutors for out-of school study support.||Launching in 2018|
|Freedom to Education||The Freedom to Education Project (FEP) aims to identify and support talented young men and women who carry a vision for the long term benefit of their people and provide them with the opportunity to pursue higher education.||Ongoing|
The Education for All project will enable us to launch a long sought after education initiative aimed at tackling the year 10 pass rate among both current students and ‘repeaters’, those who have attempted to take the exam for many years and failed. The project will provide study support, complementary to the government teaching, to 300 students, with the aim of radically changing their life opportunities through at least a ten-fold increase in the Year 10 matriculation rate over the next 12 months. The project will:
The Freedom to Education Project (FEP) has, to date, supported 85 students to pursue education beyond high school at colleges and universities in India, China, the Philippines, Thailand and the Ukraine.
The first student graduated at the end of 2016 as a medical doctor followed by four further undergraduates with training in general sciences and business in summer 2017. Most graduates undertake at least one year’s work experience before lending their support to ongoing community work within Chin State. Four of the graduated students have now joined the Health and Hope Myanmar team as staff, giving back to their own communities. This includes the first doctor to qualify, who has already return to Chin State and joined the Health and Hope team to support the strengthening of Health and Hope Myanmar’s health programme, building up work in the clinic and supporting the ongoing training of community health workers and traditional birth attendants. He is due to be joined by two further medical students who have committed to return to Chin State after their graduation in summer 2018.
“Health and Hope have shown me what it means to serve my community, to live sacrificially and to work together to help our people.” Elizabeth, FEP Student
To find out more information about FEP, click here to read Peter's story or request a full project proposal from our office using the button below.