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Right to education

This category includes photos and video related to the provision of children’s education and schools in eastern Burma. Children’s education is negatively impacted or disrupted by adverse human rights conditions. Armed conflict has resulted in the destruction of schools by government forces during forced relocation campaigns, attacks against civilian objects have caused temporary or prolonged disruptions to children’s education, and the planting of landmines in and around school compounds has led to the abandonment of school facilities. In government-controlled areas, village schools require official permission to operate, which is gained by paying exorbitant fees. Villagers typically bear the costs of operating the school, providing teachers’ salaries and paying students’ fees. Teachers are rarely drawn from local communities but are sent to rural areas from central Burma and required to teach from an official curriculum. In response to the lack of external support for education, restrictions on what can be taught in government schools, and disruptions to education caused by displacement, villagers initiate study programmes during evenings or holidays,organise community education and social services by themselves, and set up their own covert schools, sometimes in forested areas built from whatever materials are available.

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