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British Council announces new commitment to helping Burma develop its education sector
Submitted by ellenpd on 3 July, 2012 - 16:19
Aung San Suu Kyi has called on the UK to help reform her country’s education system. As a first step towards this, the British Council are partnering Burma’s Ministry of Education to train thousands of English teachers to improve the English levels of 2 million young Burmese each year. The British Council will also connect thousands of young people in Burma with their peers in the UK through a new school linking programme.
At an event hosted by the British Council, Martin Davidson, Chief Executive, pledged to continue the British Council’s work within Burma to develop its education system, which is seen as vital to generate stability and opportunities for the country’s future.
At the event, Aung San Suu Kyi talked of her close, personal relationship to the British Council as well as the great importance and value of education. She also discussed her campaign for human rights and how she believed the UK could support Burma's journey towards democracy.
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