English Language Tuition
As globalisation slowly seeps into Myanmar, English Language Centres (ELCs) are popping up in major towns in the country. For Burmese, English language skills lead to education and employment opportunities. Families work hard to send their young children to these ELCs to give them a head start in the job market. Adults are able to apply for more jobs, as more and more employers require English language fluency. Courses at ELCs can be prohibitively expensive – monthly fees are sometimes more than the salary of a government or church worker.
ABM supported an English Language Centre in Toungoo Diocese for three years before it became self-sustaining in 2007. At this ELC fees are almost half that of commercially operated centres but the courses are of equivalent or better quality. There have been requests for ELCs in other dioceses and ABM is hoping to raise enough money to set up new centres.
Here are some of the ways your gift may be used:
- $30 covers a teacher assistant’s salary for a month
- $200 provides a class with teaching aids (books, tapes, CDs)
- $1,000 pays for a local computer
This project needs $15,000 in 2009.
Donations to this program are tax deductible.
You can Donate Now to this project by selecting English Language Tuition in Myanmar from the full project list.
Project information can be downloaded here.