November Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting  

Non-state education in Myanmar’s future

This seminar will be a virtual event, online via Zoom.

Date: November 27th, 2023 (Monday)  

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:00 – 07:00 PM AEST Time (13:30-14:30 Myanmar/Yangon Time)

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Meeting ID: 847 497 4783

Passcode: 202311

We are working to build an understanding of opportunities available to Myanmar students at tertiary and secondary levels to obtain education at a level which meets Myanmar needs and also enables the students to progress their own development at institutions in other countries, including Australia.  Our speakers this month are youth – those whose education and opportunities will be vital to the country’s future.  The names shown below were chosen to reflect the safety and security of the people themselves.

Eric is Head of Communications at Spring University Myanmar (SUM), an online university which has built connections with universities in the US and elsewhere.  He is, among other things, in charge of international partnerships and advocacy for systems strengthening the post-coup higher education landscape..

Htet-Yamone Aung (Mary) holds a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and is currently pursuing her master’s in Development Studies at the University of Melbourne. Born and raised in Myanmar, she laid the foundation for her academic journey at a monastic high school called Phaung Daw Oo founded by a dedicated Buddhist monk, U Nayaka, fostering a deep appreciation for education. Beyond her academic pursuits, she has been an advocate for change, actively engaging in Myanmar’s ongoing revolution following the coup in 2021. Her academic endeavours and activism intertwine, reflecting her dedicated approach to contributing positively to society. She is currently working part time as a multicultural education aide at Mooroolbark College. 

Questions and Answers will follow the presentations.

The seminar will commence immediately after the conclusion of AMI’s Annual General Meeting which will start on Zoom at 5:30 pm Melbourne time.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself.  You can also pose questions using the chat function.  The whole seminar will be uploaded later on the AMI website and Facebook page.