St John’s School: Primary education in Hakha, Myanmar
Project Code: MMCT-1200014 | Location: Hakha, Myanmar
About the Project
The establishment of St John’s School contributes to the improvement of Myanmar’s education system, as a model for best practice in education and self-sufficient income generation. St John’s School is located in the Hakha Diocese in the mountainous region of Sothern Chin state, and provides education for some of the most remote and isolated communities in the country.
Chin State remains one of the least developed areas of Myanmar, with its school facilities largely inadequate. Around 26% of people in Chin state have received no schooling, and Chin state has one of the lowest literacy rates in the country.
Since the commencement of the project in January 2017, one of the two school buildings have been constructed and 15 teachers and Early Childhood Care Development teachers have been trained. Currently, 155 students are attending St John’s School.
The implementation of school fees in 2017 will contribute to the sustainability of the project, and will also be used to create a fund to supplement education for children from low-income families.
- Teachers to be trained
- Students enrolled
The Hakha Diocese is now seeking support for the second phase of the project, which includes a number of activities.
- The construction of a second classroom building will increase the capacity of the school by an additional 240 students.
- The purchase of a second bus will increase the school’s accessibility for remote communities.
- Ongoing teacher training will contribute to the establishment of St John’s Schol as an effective teaching and learning centre, with a firm grounding in child-centred approaches.
- Ongoing purchase of school materials will significantly increase a student’s achievement by supporting their learning.
- Ongoing support for the parental engagement program encourages parents to become actively involved in school activities.
- Development of income generation will contribute to the economic sustainability of the school. Income generation activities include the establishment of a piggery and a bakery.
Mission in 360 - Myanmar - St John’s School in the remote northern town of Hakha
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How you can make a difference
By contributing to this project through Catholic Mission, you will be supporting a community to break the cycle of poverty through the power of effective education. Your contribution will also help to sustain the recently commenced education program