Through the power of education, children can change and create their own lives. In Muauk Lu Kan and Sin Lan in Myanmar, we witnessed the sprouting of preschool education. Through learning, children are establishing a solid foundation for their multiple intelligences and healthy personalities.
When we spread the cards on the floor, these kids couldn’t wait to start the game. During the game, they showed their enthusiasm for learning and worked hard to find the matching cards. They always learned the ropes very quickly, whichever way we used. In this village, Save the Children provides teacher training, teaching materials and helps improve education and facilities, so that equal preschool education resources are attainable for children.
Muauk Lu Kan village has its own library too. Although it doesn’t have a big collection, it still offers local residents and children an alternative access to knowledge. Children are also encouraged to take the books home to read. This way, learning is not confined to school education. It can be extended to every family and allows children and their families to grow together.
We saw children with disabilities learning together with other kindergarten children, both in Muauk Lu Kan and Sin Lan. The kids helped each other and enjoyed playing with children with disabilities both in quiet activities (drawing and card matching) and active games (shooting and passing balls). We also noticed how parents and grandparents treat children’s education as a priority. They stayed in the classroom with great patience to accompany their kids, support them when needed and encourage them to participate in all activities. We believe that with the support from teachers and parents, the educational support and resources Save the Children provides to the schools will work well and give the children a brighter future.