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Mandalay - LA

Organized by: Xenia Viragh

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EVENT DATE Dec 31, 2014

THE STORY:

As Myanmar transforms from a military dictatorship into a democracy, learning English is essential to getting ahead, applying to colleges and eventually getting good jobs in the country. Mandalay-LA is a project that aims to provide the means and infrastructure for Myanmar students to practice and improve their English language skills and conversational skills. The government curriculum has remained the same since 1962 and uses rote memorization to constrain the minds of students all over the country. Phaung Daw Oo Monastery in Mandalay is proactive in changing the outdated education system, and while the monastery still adheres to the government curriculum, it teaches extra English classes and engages students in critical thinking. From kindergarten to high school, English is taught as a subject and not a language. Students can read and write very well but their spoken English skills are far behind due to the lack of opportunity to participate in English conversations. Due to lack of funding, PDO currently has 1 Acer desktop in the library, dedicated to providing Internet access for 6,000+ students! Although there is a ‘computer lab’ in another building, only IT students are allowed to utilize the lab. I would like to help fund an increase in laptops to provide PDO students with the technology that will allow them to expand their knowledge and advance their English. Please watch my video for more information!

$2,900

 

29% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Xenia Viragh

    $100

  • Wolfgang viragh

    $100

  • Mili Wild

    $100

  • Hnin & Kyaw

    $100

  • PBR

    $200

  • The Giammalva family

    $2,000

  • Terence Quek

    $100

  • Steven and Lek

    $100

  • Rob de Jonge

    $100

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Xenia Viragh

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Fundraiser Title

Xenia Viragh

Amount Raised

$2,900

 

29% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Eve Khin

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Rob de Jonge

Rob de Jonge

DONATION: $100

Xenia, seeing you take this kind of initiative is inspiring. A great cause, which I am happy to contribute to. Great job, and looking forward to the updates! 4 years ago

Steven and Lek

Steven and Lek

DONATION: $100

Well done Xenia! 4 years ago

Terence Quek

Terence Quek

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Giammalva family

The Giammalva family

DONATION: $2,000

Amazing job Xenia amazing school! 4 years ago

PBR

PBR

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Hnin & Kyaw

Hnin & Kyaw

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Mili Wild

Mili Wild

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Wolfgang viragh

Wolfgang viragh

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Xenia Viragh

Xenia Viragh

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

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