i have something to Tell you.
'Academic freedom, which to you seems natural, is for us a distant dream' - Aung San Suu Kyi
Above: 'Aung San Suu Kyi' by Steve McCurry
Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken against the Military generals since 1988, and led widespread non-violent movements campaigning for democracy and human rights in Myanmar. After being placed under house arrest for a total of 8 years (1989-1995 and 2000-2002) she continued her political rallying, and last November her party achieved a convincing victory in Myanmar's first ever democratic general election.
All education in Myanmar is private, due to the military parliament which has run the country since 1948. Consequently, education is a luxury which many people are unable to afford.
However, a new dawn is approaching for the people of Myanmar. They have just had their first (ever) democratic election, and the oppressive military regime which has crushed the country for over 50 years has finally been overthrown. Now that Myanmar has finally been liberated, it is up to the children of today to reshape their country into a nation they're proud to call their own.
As it stands, half of today's youth are unable to afford a secondary education. Without proper schooling, these young people will not have the opportunities they deserve. Without an education, they still won't be able to leave their rural home towns, and they still won't manage to break the vicious circle of their impoverished lifestyles. Their struggle, and their parent's struggles before them, could all be in vain; unless we do something to help.