Board of Trustee
Bishop Sotero Phamo - Chairman / President
Fr. Joseph Yung Wa - Director of Myintgyina Education Commission
Mrs. Lucrecia Naw Kyu Khin - Director of Episcopal Commission for Educationkyumaung@gmail.com
U Tin Myint - State Judge (Rtd.) email@example.com
Fr. Noel Aye - Director of Yangon Archdiocese Education Commission firstname.lastname@example.org
Daw Rose Mary - Emergency & Relief Coordinator – KMSS email@example.com
Fr. Aniceto Dereh -
Rev. Kya Moo - Program Coordinator of SAAM/MyanDHRRA
Fr. Henry Ei Khlein - Director of KMSS-Pathein
Sr. Angela – CANOSSIAN (Daughter of Charity)
Sr. Theresa Ling - (Sister of St. Joseph)
Episcopal Commission for Education envision itself to be an institution that will produce human resources equipped with human values, critical minds and fully prepared to take on their role and responsibility as effective person and good citizenship.
The Episcopal Commission for Education (ECE) gives technical support, advice to the dioceses and agencies involved in education and support them in their programmes and institutions.
The ECE is assigned to the following tasks and purposes:
1. Promotion of innovative teaching and learning at schools, and of educational reform at boarding houses.
2. Qualification of teachers, educators and trainers in their resp. professional fields.
3. Elaborating modules, curricula, and training instruments for the training of teachers and educators.
4. Coordinating and promoting the above endeavours of dioceses, parishes, congregations and other holders.
5. Cooperating in the above fields with national and international agencies by exchanging ideas, material and personnel.
6. Collecting and providing educational information and statistics; carrying out field and case studies
Right to education
Quality of basic formal education
Professionalism of teachers and educators
Equal access to education of girls and boys, in rural and urban areas, of minority and majority peoples
Episcopal Commission for Education ECE is currently running two programs. One program is called PRIMARY EDUCATION program and another is FORMATION OF EDUCATORS FOR THE BOARDING HOUSES program
PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Primary Education Program comprises of 3 parts. First, the diocesan staff receiving TOTs (Training of Trainers) where the staff are trained for conducting various trainings such as Community Teachers training, Refresher trainings, Workshop for leaders, Parents Education trainings. Second, the diocesan trainers/staff who had attended the TOT conduct those trainings to the teachers, leaders and parents in communities. Third, ECE trainers and staff in collaboration with diocesan staff conduct the monitoring trip to the selected community schools and villages.
Any diocese which is running education program may request for the diocese level and village level training and workshops. However, it is required of sending the written proposal to ECE office minimum of one month ahead before the training date.
FORMATION OF EDUCATORS FOR THE BOARDING HOUSES PROGRAM (FED)
This FED program is implemented in collaboration with Canossian Sisters and volunteer teachers/trainers from Singapore. Therefore, in nature only female participants are eligible to apply for this program.
This program comprises of three levels. Level one, in the beginner level participants need commitment to serve as boarding house staff/teacher for 2 years and have to spend nine months with inclusive of one month practicum for the training.
Staff/teachers who have completed 1 year of service in the prior-planned boarding houses are called for intermediate level for 45 days. They are sending back to respective boarding house after the 45 days training. They must serve the boarding house for another one year.
Those who have accomplished two years commitment may join advance level of FED program. Advance level is design for one month and after completion of the training some of the participants will be chosen as Potential core trainer to work with current trainers.
Participants for FED program are called from different dioceses under Catholic Bishops Conferences of Myanmar. The proportion is two participants for each diocese but more participants may be considered when some dioceses fail to send the participants. Participants must have minimum nine standards of education and age must be within 18 – 25. Screening process is done by personal interview. Priority may be given to maturity and healthiness of the participants.
Any application form must prove the support of supervisor concerned and certification for employment of applicant after one has been trained.
Overview of tentative schedule for FED program
Source of Funding
Episcopal Commission for Education currently has only two donors which are Misereor Kinder Mission Wert. In the coming future ECE-CBCM is a Partner of AsiaDHRRA (Asia Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas) and will be a member of European Aids soon.
Episcopal Commission for Education is located in the Catholic Bishops Conference Myanmar compound. Due to the space of the office ECE has to keep the size of the staff small. The profile of the staff is as follow.
Director Mrs. Lucracia Naw Kyu Khin
Program Coordinator Naw Lois Kyaw
Human Resource, Admin & Logistic Office Ms. Julis
Accountant Mu Gratia
Assistant Office Staff Mr. or Mrs. or Ms (Part time)
UNICEF, Yinthwe Foundation, Dioceses Education Commissions, Diocesan Parishes, CANOSSIAN SISTER (Daughter of Charity), Infant Jesus Sisters (IJS), Myanmar Baptist Convention, Karen Baptist Convention, Myatta Foundation, International Congregations, Local Congregations, Monastic Education Groups, Karuna Myanmar Social Services Groups (Pathein, Pekhon, Taungngu, Loikaw, Lashio, Kengtung), PAO National Organization (Peace Group), Kayan Pyin Thit (Cease Fire Group), Food Security Working Group (FSWG).