The European Union launched the CASE2Learn project to support over 300,000 indigenous teachers and students in 9 States and Regions throughout Myanmar. The EUR 20 million project will be implemented between 2019 and 2023 by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) which has over 35 years of experience delivering education projects in Myanmar and its local implementing partner RISE (Rural Indigenous Sustainable Education). Dr Johann Hesse, EU Head of Cooperation, said at the launch ceremony: “Guided by the National Education Strategic Plan, the European Union will support ethnic education providers in Myanmar to meet the objective of ‘leaving no child behind.’ We believe that stronger partnerships between the Government and non-governmental education providers will support peace and benefit students to equal measure.”
The CASE2Learn project, also known as ‘Conflict Areas Support for Education 2 Learn’, is an extension of an 11-month pilot project called CASE+. The aim of the project is to improve and expand indigenous education services by improving school quality standards and equipping indigenous teachers with basic teaching competencies to support student learning. The project will also focus on out of school children, youth and illiterate women by providing relevant programmes for support. Claudio Sandoval, Country Director of ADRA Myanmar, stated: “CASE2Learn is the result of years of committed work and lobbying, not just from ADRA but from donors and local partners combined. The concretization of this effort and the allocation of funds for expanding Indigenous Education services is a great example of what can be achieved when donor’s, NGO’s and local partner’s visions are aligned.”
The official launch of the project kicked off at the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on 3 September 2019. Representatives of the Ministry of Education, various other Government Ministries and over 15 organisations supporting Myanmar's education sector were in attendance. For more information on the CASE2Learn project, visit ADRA Myanmar’s website.
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