Myanmar’s startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

YANGON – Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marveling at a device that allows some of Asia’s poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves. “In Myanmar we can’t afford much to bring students to the real world experience,” beamed Hla Hla Win, […]

Swiss-style apprenticeships for Myanmar craftspeople

In a large shed in the north of Yangon, Myanmar’s future craftspeople practice their skills. The saws are roaring, the students discussing aloud. But when U Nay Lin is speaking, his apprentices listen to him quietly. The teacher of future cabinet makers shows his students a three-dimensional drawing of a jewellery box, asking them to […]

Editorial: Despite progress, Myanmar women still at a disadvantage

Knowledge is power and Myanmar’s women deserve to have more of both, says CNN anchorwoman Most nternational sanctions on Myanmar have been lifted and the country is rapidly changing. However, the education system is reforming in fits and starts. For more than two decades, the former military junta suppressed schools and universities fearing more student-led […]