Friday, June 12, 2015

No to Child Labour - Yes to Quality Education

The theme for 2015 World Day Against Child Labour is No to Child Labour - Yes to Quality Education. This year we are calling for free, compulsory and quality education for all children in Myanmar.

Many child labourers don't attend school regularly or at all. Free and compulsory education of good quality is key to ending child labour by giving children the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills. To find out more, read Wei Phyoe’s story below.

You can also download a flyer, notebook, and poster with drawings by children taking part in Non-Formal Primary Education (NFPE), supported by the Quality Basic Education Programme. The drawings were created as part of a workshop on child labour run by UNICEF, the Myanmar Literacy Resource Centre (MLRC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Wei Phyoe’s Story

©UNICEF Myanmar/2015/Khine Zar Mon
Wei Phyoe Thu at his NFPE class

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Give me a second chance for education!

Tomorrow, 12 June, is World Day Against Child Labour. The theme for 2015 is No to Child Labour - Yes to Quality EducationTo mark the day this is the first of two blogs on non-formal education in Myanmar...

Anne-Cecile with students from an EXCEL centre in Tayetchaung Township, Tanintharyi Region
The moment I enter the room I feel a stream of energy invading me. It must have been the frank smiles and energetic greetings of the 36 students I met! These students are all visibly different ages and from first sight their learning environment appeared so different from a traditional classroom with so many conventions floating in the air.