UNICEF cautioned that unless investment in education is made now, there is a “very real danger” of seeing a “lost generation” of children, children “who lack the skills they need to deal with their current situation, and who will be incapable of contributing to their society in Myanmar.
This week, we started our Saturday class by inviting a caregiver from one of the orphanages that we partner with to share a message with all of the students. Esther who is the caregiver of Chayah shared a short encouraging message to our students. She also shared her thanks to you for supporting the Esther Project and to all the staff team for being patient to instruct and educate the students. Her message was encouraging for all of us. This is the third time the Esther Project invited the caregivers to share at our devotional. Our aim of inviting the caregivers is clear - we want to give the sense that we need their participation in transforming the students’ lives.
We are continuing our remedial class with the first-year students to reinforce the knowledge that they have learned thus far. Our second year students are currently translating paragraphs and stories from English to Burmese, We use these translations to help the first year students with their lessons and to.
This afternoon we brought all the students together to provide life skills lesson, this week Victor taught the students about general health care and first aid. Following the life skills lessons, we have begun a program to help the students improve their listening skills, to do this we divide the students into small groups, the students are then given a piece of paper with the lyrics to a song and as the song plays they have to arrange the lyrics in order. It is quite challenging for some of the students especially as each subsequent song has a faster rhythm to it.
Solomon Shwe Oke (Esther Project Myanmar)
Our Esther Project, a non-profit program in Myanmar provides vocational training to orphans. We currently serve over 200 children in 29 orphanages in 6 locations.