Myanmar, also called Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. The country's official name was changed in 1989 from the union of Burma to the union of Myanmar. It’s known for its extensive wildlife, of which it has over 800 species of birds, and is best known for its elephants and wild Buffalo. It is a generally tropical country with three seasons: a dry monsoon season, a hot dry intermonsonal season, and a rainy monsoon season. Myanmar is also the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia.
Ethnically, Myanmar is incredibly diverse. The largest ethnic group in Myanmar are the Burman people, followed by the Karen, Shan, Han Chinese, Mon, Yangbye, Kachin, and many more. In terms of religion, the most popular religion is Buddhism followed closely by Christianity and Islam.
one of the nations most beloved dishes consists of fermented tea leaves, and it is called “lahpet thohk” and it translates to tea leaf salad
While Myanmar’s literacy rate is 9 out of 10 people, its poverty rate is 37.5%. This means that people in more rural or impoverished areas do not have access to the same quality education as their richer counterparts. It is one of the most economically challenged countries in Southeast Asia. These problems have been exacerbated by the recent pandemic in 2020. Not only is access to education scarce in Myanmar, but access to the internet is even more rare. The government has imposed internet restrictions on its citizens for the last two years.
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Strive2Thrive Edu partners with schools, and orphanages, in rural areas in order to provide quality education that children in these areas would not otherwise have access to. The focus of our work is on English literacy and sanitation classes, though we also offer an SAT prep class, financial and business management classes. These classes work to improve the literacy rates, and encourage students to continue to learn and foster their education. When children do not have access to education, their opportunities are statistically limited, so Strive2Thrive Edu’s main goal is to even the playing field, and provide equal opportunities for all.
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3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
Strive2Thrive Edu runs sanitization classes to encourage healthy and safe practices that discourage the spread of disease.
4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
Strive2Thrive Edu aims to support the next generation of students by providing free education to children of primary and secondary school ages.
4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
Strive2Thrive Edu offers access to finance and business classes that give students the tools they will need to succeed in the job market later in life.
10 Reduce inequality within and among countries
10.1 By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
Strive2Thrive Edu provides quality education to impoverished communities in an effort to improve their potential earnings, job stability and increase job opportunities.
10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
Strive2Thrive offers education that caters to all individuals. Our classes are tailored to each specific student, and aim to provide the same quality of education regardless of race class ethnicity or any other factor.
17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
17.19 By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries
Strive2Thrive Edu measures two things when evaluating all of its programs: social and emotional learning, and pre and post test academic strength. This allows us to tailor our program to the needs of the country, and the individual students.