Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Child-focused Township Profiles launched in Magway and Kayah

More than 200 township, district and state/region officials from a range of social sectors participated in two inception workshops in Magway and Loikaw on 20th and 26th May 2016, respectively. 

Chief Minister of Magway, Aung Moe Nyo greets UNICEF Chief of Field Services, Rajen Kumar Sharma

My field trip to Kayin

Bertrand Bainvel, UNICEF Representative to Myanmar

Just back from Kayin State, after a two-day trip. I met two young men just released from the Tatmadaw and starting their first day of a 3-month vocational training course.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ပထမအႀကိမ္ ႏုိင္ငံလံုးဆုိင္ရာ လူငယ္ညီလာခံ

မာရီယာနာ ပါလက္ဗရာ ေရးသားသည္
ေနျပည္ေတာ္၊ ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္၊ ေမလ၊ ၁၉ ရက္ - ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ရွိ မကိုင္ဂ်ာ၏ရြာ၌ တုိက္ပြဲျဖစ္ခ်ိန္တြင္ သူမ ေက်ာင္းတြင္ ရွိေနခဲ့သည္။ ေခတၱခုိလႈံရာေနရာအျဖစ္ အသံုးျပဳသည့္ အေဆာင္တစ္ခုသို႔ သူမကို ေရႊ႕ေျပာင္းေပးခဲ့သည္။ ယင္းအခ်ိန္က သူမအသက္မွာ ၁၆ ႏွစ္ျဖစ္ၿပီး မိဘေတြနဲ႔ ေဝးသည့္ ယင္းေနရာတြင္ ႏွစ္လခန္႔ တစ္ေယာက္တည္း ေနထိုင္ခဲ့ရသည္။ 

ဓာတ္ပံု- ယူနီဆက္ဖ္ျမန္မာ/၂၀၁၆/မ်ဳိးသိမ္း

Monday, May 23, 2016

First National Adolescents Conference - “I feel I became a better person”

By Mariana Palavra
Nay Pyi Taw, 19 May 2016- Ma Kai Ja was at school when fighting broke out in her village, in Kachin State. She was evacuated to a hostel used as a shelter. She was 16 years and she stayed there alone for two months, far away from her parents.

©UNICEF Myanmar/2016/Myo Thame

Thursday, May 19, 2016

They Really Did it!

By Thet Naing, UNICEF Southeast Education Field Officer

During my meeting trip with Karen Education Department (KED) in Myawaddy, I observed Myawaddy and Kawkareik Township Kindergarten (KG) trainings led by the Ministry of Education (MoE). Preparatory work on the materials for this training was funded by the Quality Basic Education Programme (QBEP) which aims to support the Government of Myanmar to improve access to quality school readiness and primary level education for all children.  This preparatory work was then taken a step further by the MoE.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Early Childhood Development, Community and School: The critical links

Quality Basic Education Programme Field Visit, Feb 2016

When it comes to Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), we already know that early interventions positively impact young children’s transition to primary level.  Evidence on enrolment and retention is compelling, but think of the positive implications of the ECCD-community-school linkage:  Strong linkages from ECCD to school and community can also yield multiple benefits.