Oh NGO Where Art Thou?
November 23, 2012 6:16 AM Subscribe
Is there an NGO somewhere that I might partner with to get laptop computers for some monastery schools in Burma/Myanmar?
posted by Xurando to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
On a visit to Bagan, Burma recently I encountered many young people who told me that had no access to state run schools because they had to pay for them. The alternative is monastery based education which also has some cost but is not as expensive as the state schools.
In talking with the monks who ran the monastery schools, they indicated their most urgent need was for laptop computers. I said I would research the problem and try to find donors in the US/Europe/Etc.
My guess is this is done most effectively through an NGO. Which ones my be the best to approach about a partnership? This isn't a problem of money as much as one of importation and access.