Burmese Migrant Teachers’ Association (BMTA) distinguished World Teachers’ Day celebration on Oct 5th 2012 at Children Development Center (CDC); Thai- Burma border, Mae Sot, Tak Province Thailand.
Ministry of Education (MOE): Tak area 2, World Education (WE), Help Without Frontiers (HWF) and one Thai school head attended and gave honoring speech for Burmese migrant teachers on the ceremony.
Mahn Shwe Hnin: chairperson of BMTA reflected education satiation about migrant area and gave encouragement for the teachers under current crisis on his opening speech. He highlighted the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi words regarding education situation in Burma and he said that “we need to think about the value of education and professional experiences rather then other works sometime it will depending on students if they wish to choose one education system”.
BMTA presented its organizer report by Kyaw San regarding to pre-world teachers’ day activities, treasure report by Daw Htat Htat Aung, BMTA’s secretary report by Naing Naing Htun on the subject of advantages and disadvantages BMTA, previous activities, reflected on the role and responsibility of current BMTA. He said “BMTA began the focal point of the migrant education and sole organization of this area, and working together with government organization such as MOE, education INGOs such as World Education and IRC, NGOs, Thai NGOs, all migrant schools and local community base organizations (CBOs) ; collaborating with all local education organization in Education Working Group (EWG)”.
The ceremony also existed entertainments such as plays, dances and honoring songs for teachers between each agenda presented by the students from migrant schools. BMWEC sent honoring letter to WTD 2012 ceremony and provided Quiz program then gave the presents for teachers who can answered the quiz questions.
BMTA gave wining awards for the students who won the essay competition by the title of “Value of migrant teachers; from the perspective of migrant students” and gave awards for the male and female football teams for the pre-world teachers’ day activities.
All these above activities were support by many CBOs and NGOs, such as Burma Medical Association (BMA) supported for essay competition, awards and WTD 2012, FED supported for essay awards and female football awards, one Thai headmaster supported first award for female football team, MOE supported two cups for male and female first award and T-Shirts for all schools, HWF supported and gathered moneys for stationary and football awards, IRC supported sport wares for all football teams, WE supported for the World Teachers’ Day 2012 celebration and World Teachers’ Day T-Shirts for all teachers and many CBOs including MTC and BPACK contributed for WTD 2012 celebration.
BMTA has over eight hundreds members among the migrant schools in this area, and will act more enforcement for the migrant education in the area of teachers’ quality, education standard and quality, networking and exchange activities as a migrant education focal point by cooperating with all organizations whoever interested to support migrant education in this area as well as empowering itself by the support of partner NGOs.
Remark- Detail participants list updated on 7th Oct, 2012