Prospect Burma's Global Giving Challenge has started!
Help us with our special winter appeal running until the 23rd December.
Education is important, but to the Mai Ja Yang Community School students, education is hope. Please support our project to provide education to 90 young adults living in the remote, poor and conflict-ridden Kachin region of Burma. The skills they gain are vital to their future as well as their communities. For just £6, this non-governmental school that was started by local villagers will continue to bring a better future to disadvantaged young people in Burma.
Lamau Seng Wa, 18, has two passions in life, education and football. He joined the Mai Ja Yang Community School in 2012, finished in the top 25 in the first year and is now in his second year. His favorite subject is Politics and he wishes to study Law if he ever gets a chance to go to university. Recently, Seng Wa helped the school football team win the annual Mai Ja Yang township football tournament for the first time in the school's history. For now, as his education has previously been received through an education system run by the Kachin Independence Organisation, he will not be accepted in the universities inside Burma. The Mai Ja Yang Community School has given him a vital opportunity for further education.
Langjaw Roi Nan, 18. She travelled from her village and began attending the Mai Ja Yang Community School in 2011. During the intense fighting, that included heavy air and artillery assault from the government army in December, Roi Nan was building air-raid shelters with her teachers and classmates in Mai Ja Yang School campus. One day, government artillery shells struck Roi Nan’s hometown, killing three people and injuring four. One of the badly injured was her 8-year old younger sister. It was a difficult year for Roi Nan. However she was resilient and hardworking. At the end of the school year, she finished among the top 25 in class and qualified to go on to her second year at the school. She is now attending Level II and her favorite subject is English Writing. She is determined to serve her community as a teacher. After graduating from Mai Ja Yang Community School, she wishes to attend the Liberal Arts program at Kachin Theological College in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, Northern Myanmar.
THE MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Visit our Global Giving webpage
Share: Share our Global Giving page on Facebook, Twitter, etc. (share buttons are provided on our page). You can also forward this link to your network.
Let your friends and family know about our challenge: If you share with 5 friends and they share with 5 friends, we can really spread the word quickly and raise the profile of our cause.
Consider donating: There are many ways to donate provided on the Global Giving page. Click the "donate" button for both online and cheque payment options. Only £6 can make a difference!
Buy a Global Giving Giftcard for a friend and let them know about us: A Global Giving Giftcard makes a great, ethical Christmas present! It can also be a present of hope for young Burmese scholars!
If you can help us in just one of these ways, you will be going a long way to keeping the flame of education alive for disadvantaged young people in Burma. Please help Prospect Burma today!