High school students from villages who are residents at the Baptist and Catholic boarding houses attend classes at the center.
Dawei, a remote town in southern Myanmar, is the site of Cetana’s second regional learning center. The new center joins out thriving regional center in Kyaing Tong.
The director of the new center is Ta Law Lon (Chris) who was an accomplished English teacher at Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) in Yangon. A native of Dawei, Chris was eager to return to his hometown to boost the educational and career opportunities for Dawei residents. Chris is widely respected in Dawei, which is reflected in the name of the center - Teacher Chris’s English Language School - A Cetana Learning Center.
Chris is a graduate of Assumption University, Bangkok. He tried unsuccessfully to bring students from Dawei to Yangon for further study. Now, Chris said, “I strongly believe that the chance to set up a language center in Dawei and provide better, efficient English language skill classes with sufficient learning materials and under the leadership of qualified teachers, will be of great advantage for local youths. They will not have to leave their home region, but able to study English at reasonable cost.” Chris is bringing two of his compatriots who taught at the Cetana Academic Program in English at the Myanmar Institute of Theology with him to teach at the new learning center.
The new center in Dawei is being funded principally by a grant from the Child’s Dream Foundation.