That is badly  needed in Corona times. This  postcard reached us from an unknown “fan” who recently stayed in Barcelona. He just finished his Master of Science ( MSc ) in North Rhine-Westphalia. We see it as an encouragement to continue with our work, especially in Corona times and despite our harsh criticism of the Rohinga policy of the current government. Only education and education for critical thinking broadens horizons, so that at some point one can discuss these aberrations …
In his last email the principal of the school Kyaw Kyaw told us about the consequences of the Covid 19 Pandemic for Mingun and its habitants. He and his family are still living in the school as before, but life in Mingun is not as it was before: The busy village, where almost everyone is a seller, depends on tourism. But because of the pandemic no tourists come to Mingun and the sights and Pagodas are closed. Only some shops …
The somewhat relaxed lockdown in Myanmar still applies. Nothing has changed in the travel warnings of the Foreign Office: Foreign visitors (especially tourists) are still not allowed to travel to Myanmar. This of course also makes it impossible to send specialists in cooperation with the Senior Expert Service (SES). When this will be possible again, we do not know. We are waiting for the green light from the SES. The so-called academic year will start late this year. Normally, school …
Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Große Party, Delirium, Volksfest, Trachten-Umzug, Show, öffentliche Verköstigung, Gedenkfeier,Kirmes,Gewaltiges Fest, Jahrmarkt, Tanz, Vorführungen, Spiel und sportlicher Wettbewerb, öffentliche Zeremonie, zwei Tage schulfrei: Das alles zusammen war die zweitägige Geburtstagsfeier der Phaung Daw Oo Monastic High School – für uns in Kurzform PDO. Am 13. und 14. Dezember …
Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Abt U Nayaka ist unter den 50 Finalisten ( longlist ) für den Global Teacher Prize für das Jahr 2016. Der Global Teacher Prize ist eine Auszeichnung, die einem außergewöhnlichen Lehrer verliehen wird , der einen herausragenden Beitrag zur Wertschätzung des Lehrerbildes geleistet hat. Der Preis ist …
Win Aung sent us these photos from the region around Kalay. Win Aung reports:” Here are some photos after the water level down. You can see how is the situation of village houses with mud / bog which is about half meter high with very bad smell.” They have no tools to clean it. I will find some solution how we can do it. I will go back to Kalay on coming Friday evening. We are still collecting funds for …
On 25 March 2015 the Prime Minister of the Saarland Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer awarded the State Prize for University Teaching to our member professor Martha Meyer for the project “Nurse Aid Training” in the Phaung Daw Oo Monastic High School in Mandalay (PDO). Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer:”In this project development aid is embedded exemplarily in university teaching”. In autumn 2013 six students of the University of Applied Studies (htwsaar) performed, within the framework of their internship, a 12-week course with 200 teaching hours …
Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Wer sich mit Myanmar verbunden fühlt, macht eine Reise nach Stuttgart. Im dortigen staatlichen Museum für  Völkerkunde, dem Lindenmuseum, findet noch bis 17. Mai 2015 die Ausstellung “Myanmar – Das goldene Land” statt. Man kann sich die Ausstellung mit einer Führung oder alleine ansehen, und es gibt …
Six weeks in Mandalay Mrs. Jahn-Langenberg accompanied his husband, Eberhard Jahn, who worked as a teacher trainer for sciences and mathematics, send by the Senior Expert Service, Bonn, and the Förderverein Myanmar, Saarbrücken. As guests of PDO they met many people, living and working for the school, telling stories and discussing with them needs for further development. Principal U Nayaka, manager Win Aung and library teacher Khaw Dee, reflected with them about a music and art project. Sponsored by an …