October 9, 2019

As temperatures and leaves change their colors in time for autumn, EE has its own changes to announce.  Read all about it in the November newsletter !

August 31, 2019

Article Link: The Schoolteacher and the Genocide

An excellent and devastating piece about the ongoing Rohingya genocide as experienced by Futhu, a schoolteacher, published earlier this month in the NYTimes Magazine.  The article skillfully weaves the history of the Roh...

February 12, 2019

In partnership with colleagues and friends Dr. Moe and Cho Cho Lwin, our micro-credit loan project is now in its fifth year.

Joined by Dr Moe’s brother and project accountant, I met a few of the current loan recipients. They appreciate the support, whether it’s to start...

February 6, 2019

Banyan Tree Reading Center recently added a book mobile outreach program. Now, the joy of books is reaching kiddos in multiple displaced person camps around Myitkyina.

Books instill curiosity to learn and the joy of the exploration. These faces radiate their obvious del...

February 3, 2019

Meanwhile the street life and colonial architecture continues to fascinate me.

Yangon is actively celebrating!

Tomorrow morning I fly up to Myitkyina to visit projects. Stay tuned!

January 26, 2019

  • Our fifth Shaubei Moy Learning Lab session has started up and I’ll soon be able to spend time with the new students. Here are the most recent graduates, feeling proud and empowered.

  • EE is proud of our published folktale book series, now at 20 books, representing multipl...

February 8, 2017

I can hands down say that the highlight of my trip to Myanmar this year was attending a volleyball finals competition at an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State.

A little background first – local organization Girl Determined empowers adolesc...

February 7, 2017

Traveling by taxi today I had an opportunity to talk with my Rakhine driver for an hour or so.

He and his family moved to Yangon 10 years ago. They left because of the fighting and danger in Rakhine state.  He blames it all on the refugee influx from Bangladesh – the ‘b...

February 6, 2017

In the U.S. we take libraries for granted. Obviously it’s a place to borrow a book as an alternative to buying a book. It’s a place to conduct research for a school project or attend fascinating lectures on travel, crafts, or income tax preparation. It’s a place to tuc...

January 31, 2017

One hour after I arrived at Yangon Airport on Sunday,  U Ko Ni, trusted advisor to Aung San Sui Kyi and legal strategist framing changes to Myanmar's constitution, was tragically shot and killed while holding his grandson and waiting for his taxi. His assassin, apparen...

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