To address this issue, ChildFund Myanmar is working in partnership with the Local Development Network (LDN), a local organisation in Kayah State, which provides solar panels to homes and school supplies for children like Chee and Jeru. With the support of the Australian Government, the installation of solar panels and distribution of stationery has now occurred in 20 villages across Kayah State.
Jeru says this has made a huge difference in his life: “Before I never studied at night, but now I can.”
The ChildFund-supported project also works to strengthen the relationship between parents and their children’s schools by organising Parents and Teachers Associations in villages. These small organisations help students, parents and teachers to work effectively at improving the learning conditions and success of local schools.
Chee and Jeru, as well as other children in their village, are already enjoying the benefits of these initiatives. Through the work of ChildFund and LDN, they have been provided with equipment that will improve their quality of education, and give them a brighter future.