Educational Activities in Burma

Since 2013 we have been supporting a local Burmese organization named Rural Development Foundation of Shan State (RDFSS), which develops self-sufficient primary schools in rural village communities. We concentrate on the northern area of the Shan State, where the inhabitants are mostly ethnic minorities of Shan, but also Wa, and Kachin people.

Since the Bamar people, who make up the ethnic majority of Burma, are at an advantage regarding all sorts of development programs, the situation of the ethnic majorities is significantly worse. Likewise, the central government of Burma concentrates on developing the education and health care systems of the state’s central area, where the Bamar people live, leaving ethnic minorities that live in the border areas uneducated and without health care services. The most unfortunate are those village communities, where lack of infrastructure and financial means denies access to state-funded schools and health care units.


During the years 2014 and 2015, we sent four experts to Burma to help improve the general organizational capabilities of our partner organization. The RDFSS, an organization that develops self-sufficient primary schools in rural village communities, was made visible in contemporary media outlets with the help of Kair Käsper, a specialist in the field. Kristina Mänd, Herdis Pärn, and Kadri Kalmus helped to improve the organization’s general development activities, and taught the representatives of the organization how to write successful funding proposals. In 2016, cooperation with RDFSS continued. Mondo sent two Estonian teachers to the elementary schools to boost local education.

Our partners have built


in rural areas

We have sent


to volunteer in Burma


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