Image of Asia: Getting an education in Myanmar

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Posted: Feb 18, 2016 10:52 AM
Image of Asia: Getting an education in Myanmar

In this photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe, a novice Buddhist monk carries a puppy at a monastic school in the suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar. Public education in Myanmar is in crisis, with crumbling schools, ill-trained teachers and many families unable to afford books, uniforms and other expenses. Monastic schools may provide the only education many children ever get, especially if they are poor and live in rural areas.