Tuesday, December 16, 2014

5 Questions to Daniel Toole, UNICEF Regional Director, following recent visit to Rakhine and the review of the “Rakhine State Plan for Children”

©UNICEF Myanmar/2014
By Mariana Palavra on 16 December 2014
“All children, all rights, everywhere, at all times”, that’s how Daniel Toole, Regional Director for UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Region, sums up his five-day visit to Myanmar.
In his third official visit to Myanmar, the Regional Director went to Rakhine State for the first time, where he had the chance to visit both the humanitarian and development assistance provided by UNICEF in cooperation with the Rakhine State Government.

Monday, December 15, 2014

UNICEF Trains Teachers in Conflict-Affected Areas of Kayin State, Myanmar

Children at a school in Kyar Inn Seik
By Aung Kyaw Soe, Education Officer for Peacebuilding, UNICEF Myanmar

On 25 November, 2014 I participated in a 3 day training of community-based teachers in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Kayin State. The teachers showed a lot of enthusiasm for learning about the principles of Child Friendly Schools and Peacebuilding Education. At first participants seemed nervous about how they would be perceived by their peers and whether they would have the capacity to absorb all of the information the training module provided. The UNICEF staff reassured them that the training was going to build on the capacity and knowledge they already had in order to help them improve their teaching skills and by the end of the training the teachers were much more open to sharing their experiences and the challenges they had been facing in their classrooms.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Photos: We all have dreams

This photo story illustrates the impact of family separation on children in Myanmar. Children living with parents are usually happier than those separated from them.

Education in Action!

By Eunwoo Kim, Knowledge Management Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific.

03 December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day reminds us that children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized groups in society, facing daily discrimination in the form of negative attitudes and barriers to accessing services and opportunities. Our vision is to build a world where every child can grow up healthy, protected from harm and educated, so they can reach their full potential.

Aung Thu Phyo came to School #19 in Hlaingtaryar Township, which is supported by the Quality Basic Education Programme, after being rejected from a different school because of his disability.