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Multi-ethnic Network

Multi-ethnic Network – Eastern Burma Community Schooling Project (EBCS)

The program

In 2011 as the situation in Burma was evolving, KTWG recognized the need to connect with other ethnic groups across the country. We shared our model of working in Karen areas and helped develop a multi ethnic network of education actors. This network is now using the KTWG model to assist their own schools and communities across indigenous areas, through the Eastern Burma Community Schooling Project (EBCS).

The KTWG teacher training model is now being used by 22 local organizations across 14 indigenous areas to provide teacher training, school management support and community mobilzation across Eastern and Northern Burma. The project reaches indigenous communities in Chin, Kachin, Shan, Kayin, Kayak and Mon states and in Bago, Tannithiryi, Mandalay and Sagaing Regions.

As well as providing mobile teacher trainers the EBCS project oversees the Teacher Preparation Centre (TPC). TPC is a multi-ethnic pre service teacher training college providing teaching methodology, leadership and other relevant training for aspiring indigenous teachers, who are selected by organisations within the EBCS network.

You can find more information about the Eastern Burma Community Schooling Project here.

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