Early College Folio


The case study discusses an unconventional path to education in Myanmar, one that serves as an alternative to government-controlled institutions. The article highlights the challenges faced by students and educators in the country and presents Phaung Daw Oo Monastic School (PDO) and its mission to contribute to society through excellence in education and lifelong learning. The school provides necessary schooling for children who did not receive adequate education at the traditional age, students who are up to five years off from what is considered aligned with the expectations of state-sponsored education. The article also discusses the establishment of Phaung Daw Oo International University (PIU) in 2014, aimed at supporting students' college education aspirations. PIU collaborates with international universities from foreign countries, providing students with the opportunity to attain an affordable associate degree, regardless of their educational background.


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