GOLDEN BEEHIVE

GOLDEN BEEHIVE

GOLDEN BEEHIVE

MYANMAR, Yangon’s outskirts

Purpose

Psycho-physical development promotion for children in pre-scholar age 

Beneficiaries

89 children in pre-scholar age, 350 families

Partners

Department of Social Welfare  (DSW), Local Communities

Donors

PIME foundation, FOM

Project

This project, starting in 2022, aims to promote the full psycho-physical development of children in pre-school age in a slum of Insein, Yangon’s outskirts.

The project is starting an Early Childhood Educational Center inside the slum in order to give education to 60 children aged 4 years old.

The school’s name is “Golden Beehive“. “Beehive”, as a community in which we take care of each other, in which everybody has its own role and the leader is taking care of little ones. “Golden”, because it is the sacred colour for Myanmar people.

The school wants to ensure pre-school education to children, in order to facilitate their future at school, but also in order to grant psychological support to vulnerable children and their families.

We’re choosing to work with children aged 4 years old because this create a chance to work on their education before they enter in scholar cylce, on the other side this allow us to come closer to families and organize parenting meeting about hygiene and sanitation.

If political conditions will improve, we will also start a process of accompaniment to families in order to register children and grant access to medical and educational local services.

The school, the only educational activity in the slum, aims to become a reference point for the slum and a chance to involve families and start educational paths also for parents.

Background

Insein’s township is one of the widest townships in Yangon, with a population of more than 300.000 people. 

In 2008, after Nargis storm devastated many areas in the counrty, part of the population had to leave their own villages and move to cities. A group of families took place in a corner of the township, building temporary huts inside a junkyard.  Today in this slum area there are 350 families, for a total of 1.500 people, among them 89 children are under 5 years old. 

Huts are unauthorized and families never registered after their arrival in the city. New born children never got registered at all, and so they don’t have access to education nor medical services

Hygienical conditions are fragiles, with a consequent increment of infectious diseases. Families work on daily labour, often earning less than 5.000 MMK per day (around 2,50 €), without any perspective for the future. 

Myanmar’s educational sector was very neglected even before 2020 : Myanmar was among the 10 countries in the world which are spending less for education, with an educational expense about the 1,9% of GDP, one of the lowest in the world. Compulsory schooling is only until 10 years old, among the lowest in the world.  

Civil war, therefore, destroyed an already precarious educational system. 

Children

Operators

Families

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THE FLYING SCHOOL

THE FLYING SCHOOL

THE FLYING SCHOOL

CAMBODIA, Kompong Chhnang

Objective

Guarantee literacy teaching to children and adults in rural areas

Beneficiaries

600 adults attending literacy trainings; 1000 people, including childre and adults, who attend the mobile library every year

Partners

Ministry of Education

Donors

CEI

PROJECT

In the province of Kompong Chhnang New Humanity organizes literacy trainings for the adults, dedicating special attention to women.

At the same time, it organizes professional trainings, in particular sewing and handcraft, in order to offer families the opportunity to start up new income generating activities and to improve their living conditions.

In order to promote reading among children and adults, NHI created the “Flying library”, a mobile library that every week visits 18 villages in the province of Kompong Chhnang. The flying library lends books and organizes reading activities addressed to the young public, in order to bring children to the world of reading.

CONTEXT

In Cambodia the illiteracy rate among adult population is 26,4%, that reaches the peack of 42% among women. In rural areas the situation is even worse, with an illiteracy rate of 50%.
Promoting reading and literacy at an informal level is fundamental in order to make people aware about the importance of studying and to promote access to primary education.

adults

CHILDREN ATTENDING THE MOBILE LIBRARY

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ECCE – EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

ECCE – EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

ECCE – EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

CAMBODIA, Kompong Chhnang and Mondolkiri

Objective

Increasing the enrollment rate in primary school

Beneficiaries

1500 children and families

Partners

Aide et Action; Ministry of Education

Donors

CEI; We World Onlus; Fondazione PIME

PROJECT

Between 2007 and 2015 New Humanity International started up 20 classes of Early Childhood Education in the provinces of Kompong Chhnang and Mondolkiri. The classes welcome children aged 5 and work as a bridge with primary schools, providing children with all the skills and knoweledges that will enhance their academic inclusion.

In the Early Childhood Education Centers, children belonging to ethnic minorities have also the opportunity to learn Khmer language, that will be the official teaching language in the primary school. At the same time, New Humanity organizes trainings for teachers and trainings on health, education and agriculture for the parents, in order to enforce the competencies of the whole community and to improve the economic conditions of families.

Since 2015 the management of the classes has beed taken in charge directly by local communities, that guarantee the prosecution of the work started by New Humanity in the country.

CONTEXT

In Cambodia children begin their primary studies at the age of 6 and the government, though recognizing the importance of pre-school education, can’t guarantee an adequate number of kindergartens. The absence of this kind of education, together with the poverty of the families in rural areas, leads to low enrollment rate at the age of 6 (23,5% of children enroll in primary school at a higher age) and to a high school drop-out rate. In Cambodia is estimated that only 50% of the children complete the primary education, and in rural areas the rate is lower than 40%.

In Mondolkiri the situation is even more critique because most families belong the Phnong ethnic minority, that don’t speak Khmer (that is the official language in Cambodia and the teaching language in public schools), with the consequence that 6 children out of 10 don’t complete primary school.

CHILDREN WHO ATTENDED EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE CENTERS

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES STARTED

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CAPABILITIES

CAPABILITIES

CAPABILITIES

CAMBODIA, Kompong Chhnang AND Kandal

Objective

All children and youths with disabilities have access to education

Beneficiaries

200 families with disabile children

Partners

Cam To Me Onlus

Donors

CEI; Misereor; Porticus; OBOS; Cam to Me Onlus; Fondazione PIME

PROJECT

Capabilities has many meanings. It’s a name that encloses the initials of the 3 pillars of our program: Care, Advocacy and Promotion for people with disabilities. But the name Capabilities also reminds us about our power and potential.

Our project includes different components, all equally essential:

Care: New Humanity International manages 5 daily centers for children with disabilities. Each center hosts 15-20 children, mainly with intellectual disabilities. Children attend the center everyday, fron Monday to Friday, and have the opportunity to receive medical care, physiotherapy and special education. Also the parents are actively involved in the activity of the centers, taking part in volunteer turns in the kitchen or taking care of the cleaning.

Community Based Rehabilitation: Our staff also manages different activities directly in the villages, reaching all children who, for different reasons, don’t have the opportunity to go to the centers. The Community Based Rhabilitation foresees the direct involvement of families and of the whole community in which the children with disability live, and it’s the first step for their social inclusion.

Advocacy: Through a constant dialogue with local authorities and institutions and the organization of events in the villages or at National level, New Humanity International promotes the rights of children with disabilities, in order to guarantee their social inclusion.

Prevention: New Humanity International organizes meetings in the villages addressed to young women in order to promote early prevention of disability, with a particolar attention to prevention during pregnancy and early childhood.

Agricultural trainings: youth and adults with disabilities, together with their famiglie, have the opportunità to attend agricultural trainings on relevant issues such as domestic rearing, rice and vegetables cultivation, home-made fertilizers and greenhouses. The families who attend the trainings receive the material and support by our specialized staff in order to start up their own agricultural activities and

Since 2015, the project is under the responsabilità of the Dioceses of Battambang.

CONTEXT

In Cambodia, about 4,7% of the population has some kind of disability and most the 85% of people with disabilities live in rural areas.

The lack of public structures, together with the prejudice that often sees disability as a punishment, causes the isolation of people with disabilities.

CHILDREN ATTENDING DAILY CENTERS EACH YEAR

FAMILIES TAKING PART TO AGRICULTURAL TRAININGS EACH YEAR

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EDUCATION FOR ALL

EDUCATION FOR ALL

EDUCATION FOR ALL

MYANMAR,Taunggyi e Kyaing Tong

Objective

Promotion of psycho-physical development of children in pre-school age

Beneficiaries

900 children in pre-school age and related families, 100 operators and 500 farmers

Partners

Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Local communities, Pyin Nya Sanayae Institute

Donors

PIME foundation, Francesca Pecorari Onlus foundation, CEI

PROJECT

This project, started up in 2005, aims to promote the full physical and psychological development of children in rural areas of Myanmar.        

In order to reach the General Objective, the project sets following objectives:

  1. Ensure access to Early Childhood Care and Education to children aged 2-5 years old
  2. Increase the quality of educational services provided by local organizations, with a special focus on primary education
  3. Improve livelihoods of families with children in rural areas

To reach these goals we’re organizing following activities:

  • Trainings and awareness about childhood and education related topics to teachers, parents, village leaders and local operators.
  • Agricultural trainings to children’s parents
  • Building of Early Childhood Care Centers in villages where the higher need is detected
  • Organization and formation of Centers’ management committees
  • Restructuration of primary schools in rural villages

CONTEXT

In Myanmar children are starting primary school at 6 years old age and the government, even recognizing the importance of pre-school education, can’t grant an adequate number of early childhood centers.

Lack of this kind of education, jointed with families poverty in rural areas, leads to a very high school drop-out rate, more than 50%, and consequently a concerning illiteracy rate.

SUPPORTED VILLAGES

CHILDREN

TRAINED PEOPLE

RESTRUCTURED SCHOOLS

BUILT CENTERS

NEWS

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