Thoughts about education

Some people have said that my blog is a bit soft , rosy or doesn’t give the hard facts/ details about life in this part of the world  .Thank you for the feedback but I’d like to explain a few things.

Well, I don’t write certain things in this blog becauses I see no use in getting into hot water for for things written in thousands of other pages . It would just keep me out of the classroom. And that would be a real bore .

So those wanting critical commentary of this country I suggest they go to the inumerable pages devoted to that.

But I happen to believe that most of what has  happened here in the last 50 years is because of the levels of education or more precisely , the deterioration and glossing over of such ,which in my opinion , sadly, leads to lowered levels of decency to one another and the dignity of all and much more. 

But , I see one way of overcoming the challenges that we face everyday here, in education.What do I mean by education ? I guess a lot but overcoming those challenges through education will surely be a slow , unflashy and tedious endeavour but I’m in  it for the long run .

Join me and the students in this journey by dropping in here every now and then. 

I wish my blog and the links in it to serve as a portal or a starting point through which students can discover the world , more importantly, the country they live in , and most importantly : themselves.

And anyone who is not a student I hope they get some ideas and info about Mandalay that will be useful.

I hope I don’t sound popish or preachy in some ways /places in this blog but bide with me as I try to start discussions , give advice , information and sometimes a bit of guidance and also try to  get more kids to read / be curious /submit comments and  formulate views on their lives , futures and etc.

Best Regards,



~ by bestmandalay on April 11, 2007.

One Response to “Thoughts about education”

  1. Hi Saya,

    When I received information about this blog, at first, I thought “Oh…that would be just “one” as usual though I know your helping-spirit.

    But now I couldn’t help noticing the whole idea of this blog and would like to take this opportunity to say “It would be of great value to students, in other words, next generation”.

    I just remember chines proverb:- “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

    I believe ” You are trying to teach a man to fish”.

    Wish you all the best…
    Aung Kyaw San @ James

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