OVERCOMING LINGUISTIC BARRIERS TO EDUCATION IN MYANMAR
UWS Wein Wa School
In the 2022-2023 academic year, UWS supported 196 teachers (75% recruited from the local community) across Shan State, Myanmar. Meet Poe Myat Noe.
With over 135 different languages spoken across Myanmar, the linguistic barriers to education which Poe Myat Noe overcame at UWS Wein Wa are far from unique. On occasions when UWS is unable to recruit community teachers who can speak both the local language and Burmese, we place experienced community teachers, like Poe Myat Noe, in these schools to boost learning of Burmese (the language of the education system) and support the children’s education.
We’re immensely grateful to teachers like Poe Myat Noe for their dedication and hard work.