Education Assistance (Karen State Education Assistance Group – KSEAG)

The program

The Karen State Education Assistance Group was formed in 2005 to provide education assistance to Karen schools in Eastern Burma. Every year we provide teacher stipends, teaching materials, student learning materials and recreation equipment to schools across Eastern Burma.

In 2013/2014, KSEAG supported 6154 teachers, 141632 students and 1294 schools.

The Karen Education Assistance Group is a partnership between the Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) and the Karen Education Department (KED). We work with the existing Karen Education system to strengthen the education governance structures while delivering education assistance.

The program emerged as a result of our mobile teacher trainers experiences visiting teachers and schools. They found that the teachers they were training had to divert their time and attention from teaching to focus on food production to support themselves and their families. Teachers who could afford to teach, had no materials to use in the classroom and students did not have access to basic learning and recreation materials.

In response to these needs, we now provide teacher stipends, teaching and learning materials and recreation materials to Karen schools across Eastern Burma, allowing teachers to teach and teach more effectively and improving students’ learning experience.