NEH Free Learning Centers

New Education Highway (NEH) partners with community-based organizations to establish Free Learning Centers in remote communities with limited or no internet access. Centers use Open Educational Resources (OER) and technology to provide a free, quality education. There are currently 12 NEH Free Learning Centers in Burma.
2012Myanmar (Burma)

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting

Location Data

Rakhine State, Yangon Region, Mandalay RegionRural

New Education Highway partners with community-based organizations (CBOs) to establish Free Learning Centers with access to the NEH Learning Interface. CBOs provide physical space for the center and volunteers while NEH provides the learning materials and computers. NEH trains the organization's staff to use the interface and provide assistance to students.

The NEH Learning Interface incorporates Open Educational Resources (OER), most in video format, that cover a wide range of topics including a standard k-12 curriculum, advanced math and science, political science, accounting, foreign languages, critical thinking, and test preparation. NEH is currently working to add topics requested by communities, such as leadership training and conflict resolution. The user-friendly interface works offline for those with limited or no internet access. While most of the learning materials are created by universities and produced for very advanced students, NEH curriculum writers create study guides for lectures and discussion questions in simplified English to make the information more accessible.

Though the centers are often used for individual and small group learning, some choose to use the computers and and interface to teach structured classes. Particularly in centers with a high volume of learners - such as the Phaung Daw Oo Monastic School, which currently serves more than 6,000 students - this can be the most efficient use of resources.

While NEH seeks to establish centers that serve disadvantaged groups (such as women, ethnic and religious minorities, youth, and people with disabilities), all Free Learning Centers are public and made available to the entire community.

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