Comment submitted by: KyawMyaing on 15-Jul-2014  
Mingalar Learning Centrre (Number 35 Zalun Street, Sanchaung Township, Yangon)
Dear Students, Parents and well-wishers,

I am happy to announce that we have been able to establish an educational institution called the MLC - Mingalar Learning Centre in the heart of Sanchaung Township in Yagon.

The MLC was established by five investors who had a deep interest in
helping develop the education sector.

A school needs funds, teachers, students and the lively support of teachers and well-wishers.

When I returned to Myanmar from the USA where I had been living for the last 20 years, I was contacted by some of my former students from the Institute of Education.

One of them by the name of Professor Dr. Nu Nu Win contacted me and invited me to attend the ceremony to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Education. I was very much honored to attend that ceremony where I met my former colleagues and also the new generation of students from that Institute.

We now have a team of four teachers including myself. The other three teachers are:

1. Professor Dr. Daw Nu Nu Win (retired professor from the Sagaing
Institute of Education)

2. U Htun Aung Kyaw (Honorary Professor and Head of the English Department at the Base Medical Hospital in Mingaladon)

3. Daw Thi Thi Tin (Retired Lecturer and Head of the English Department at the Maritime Institute).

We are focusing our efforts on giving English lessons to Myanmar students who have just sat for the Tenth Grade examinations and who are now waiting to attend the various universities and colleges.

We will also be teaching graduates and post graduates who wish to improve their skills in English conversation, reading comprehension and listening comprehension.

We are also ready to give intensive English lessons to those who are working in various companies and NGO's.

Our school fee for students is Kyats 50,000 for 20 lessons, each lesson lasting 90 minutes or one and a half hour.

See you all at the MLC - Mingalar Learning Centre.


Kyaw Myaing
Director of Studies
Mingalar Learning Centre



 
  
      
Comment submitted by: KyawMyaing on 10-Aug-2014  
Proposal - Ayezay Educational Foundation
As a follow up to my previous discussion re: Myanmar Educational Foundation, I have come up with another idea which might interest parents, students, teachers and donors.

Ever since my arrival in Myanmar in May 2014, I have been thinking a lot about how to help the education sector.

I attended two seminars of the NNER - National Network for Education Reform. The last one was organized this year at Taw Win Hnin Zi.

I met a lot of people and made a lot of friends.

With the help of friends, we were able to establish the MLC - Mingalar Learning Centre at 35 Zalun Street, Sanchaung, Yangon, Myanmar. The opening ceremony of this centre was held on 31 July 2014 which was attended by invited guests, interested students, friends and family. (We made a video recording of this event and some of the speeches will be posted on our MLC website at www.mingalarlearningcentre.com. This website is a work in progress and is still under construction).

Now let me discuss about the proposed Ayezay Educational Foundation. This is going to be a private sector initiative as the MLC is a 100 per cent private sector economic venture without any links to any political party or religious institution.

This does not mean however that we are not interested in national politics or religion.

1. The Ayezay Educational Foundation will be set up under the management of the Managing Director of the Ayezay Aungzay Economic Enterprise Company Ltd. This company will soon get its
registration number from DICA - Department for Investment and Company Affairs.

2. The AEF will accept donations from major donors as well as individual donors who wish to help young Myanmar students in their studies regardless of race, ethnicity or belief system.

3. The donations will be posted promptly on our official MLC - website.

4. The donations will be used to supplement the school fees given to MLC by students who do not have enough money to pay for the full tuition fee. For example, if the cost for a month's course is
K. 50,000, we will use part of the donated money to pay 50 percent or 25 percent of the tuition fee. Thus a poor student will need to pay only K.25,000 for a one month course.

5. A photocopy of the receipt signed by the student (who is the recipient of the educational assistance) will be posted promptly on the MLC official website.

6. The Ayezay Educational Foundation will be run by a board of trustees and a Executive Director.

Please visit this website for further news about AEF.

Kyaw Myaing
Director of Studies
Mingalar Learning Centre