Morning Market // Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma)
CURIOUS ONLOOKERS // Hi! Wasn't expecting you here. So while our trainee was teaching, a group formed outside the windows: security guards, grade 10 students, the manager, and a teacher. They had heard from our students how much they enjoyed the class, so on the second day of teaching, we had visitors! What a nice surprise! 😂 😂 😂 #classvisit #Myanmar
Lighting candles for Thadingyut Full Moon Festival! Southern Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma)
Walking home from the morning market. Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma)
School Visit. Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma)
Siesta. Yangon, Myanmar.
GOOD HOUSEWIVES // In this remote society, rice farming is the only real occupation while the women become ‘good housewives.' The monk tells the young teachers to learn, but they have no interest. Perhaps they think it is better to be chastised for not trying than to be seen to try yet still fail. As one student told me; “I get married [to] the boy in my village. We live together, yes, in my village.” And just recently, we learned another former student got married – as a 10th grader. #internationaldayofthegirl #dayofthegirl #Myanmar Continue on our blog: MOTIVATING YOUNG RURAL STUDENTS (link in bio)
7 AM Warm Up. Mandalay, Myanmar.
Rickshaw Intersection. Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar.