Partnership To Empower

LAKSHMI on May 31, 2017

ICT in Myanmar

UNESCO recently launched an ICT project in Myanmar, as part of the Connect To Learn initiative in Myanmar by Earth Institute of Columbia University, Millennium Promise, Ericsson, the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and other partners to promote mobile technology for learning. World Bank reports that only 54 percent of secondary-school aged children enrolled in schools in Myanmar. Connect to Learn has dramatically improved access to quality education. 

As part of the Ericsson-UNESCO connect-to-learn project in Myanmar, Finja5 AB provided the Curated Educational Tablet Solution to 21,000 students during 2016-2017, half of whom are marginalized girls in the country. Mobicip is proud to be part of this endeavour, and offers online protection to the 21000 students using the donated tablets, so that they may slide into the digital world risk-free. We believe that doing our bit in this project will improve the academic achievement of students, especially girl students in Myanmar, and assist them in becoming technologically literate. We will also contribute towards ensuring that teachers are empowered to integrate technology into the curriculum to improve student achievement with minimal risks associated with ICT.

Through this project, 3,100 tablets, 186 teacher laptops, over 270 instructional training hours have been invested on 22 Department of Basic Education team members, 31 school leaders and 155 teachers in Mandalay Region, Bago Region and Mon State. Within six months, the program was a success; teachers were able to create presentation files with graphics and videos to teach subjects such as mathematics, life skills and Myanmar and students responded with great interest.

At Mobicip, we share UNESCO’s vision that the digital age must leave no human being behind.

 

This is an excerpt from our article on HuffingtonPost. For an in-depth look, read the full version here.

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