Improving education in Myanmar

In Myanmar, rural schoolchildren in 31 schools are receiving quality education as a result of the Connect To Learn program. In our largest deployment to date, we’re breaking new ground here thanks to unique public-private collaborations with a range of partners.

Challenge

To provide quality education in rural schools in Myanmar.

Solution

Ericsson deployed its flagship education program Connect To Learn to empower teachers, students and schools in order to deliver a 21st century education.

Impact

The program has reached 31 schools and 310 teachers. It has directly benefited 34,000 students and provided 600 scholarships for girls.

More facts and reading

In 2016, only 54 percent of secondary school-aged children were enrolled in secondary school in Myanmar, according to the World Bank. Connect to Learn is improving literacy in both the local language and English, as well as improving numeracy for over 21,000 students in Myanmar; more than half of which are girls.

To date, 155 teachers from 31 schools have successfully completed a series of UNESCO’s ICT-pedagogy integration, which allowed them to begin integrating ICT into their classroom teaching, use the internet to enrich the learning experience of students, and to transfer the ICT-pedagogy integration knowledge to other teachers.

The project was made possible through the strategic partnership between Ericsson and the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Girls’ Education Challenge. The DFID recognized that the innovative approach piloted by Connect to Learn would help Myanmar modernize its schooling, positively impacting the learning, health and well-being of girls as well their families and communities.

The partners working in Myanmar are include Ericsson, the UK Department for International Development, UNESCO, the Earth Institute a Columbia University, Finja Five, Qualcomm ® Wireless Reach™ and the external evaluator EduEval. The deployments are supported by mobile operator Myanmar Post and Telecommunications. The project also receives support from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Myanmar.

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