Eva Hirschi is a freelance journalist from Switzerland and works from different countries around the world. She has a degree in International Relations and a degree in Media & Communications, both from the University of Geneva.
The government and ethnic groups in revolt against it have run parallel education systems for decades. Mon educators now seek recognition for their mother tongue-based system, while the government slowly brings ethnic languages into classrooms.
New school construction guidelines are aimed at making education more inclusive and accessible while also ensuring that schools can serve their communities as safe and secure shelters during natural disasters.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.