14Jun2024

Making a Difference Building Dreams Creating Impact Saving Lives

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HEAD OFFICE:                          548 Market Street,
San Francisco, CA 94104         USA

PROJECT OFFICE:                  Pearl Condo, Bldg A, 15 Fl., Kabar Aye Pagoda Rd.,      Yangon, Myanmar

hello@marykyapfoundation.org

US: +1 415 991 2030                 US: +1 415 799 8282                    MM: +95 9 977 66 7777

Goal #4: Quality Education

Impacting lives through Innovative Learning.

“Education is the key that unlocks the door to a brighter future for every orphan child, empowering them to overcome adversity, discover their true potential, and build a life of limitless possibilities.”
Richard Buttnshaw

Orphanage Ambassador, New Zealand

The Foundation believes in the pursuit of every orphan’s educational learning potential. Transforming lives through innovative learning, which encompasses early adoption of learning English with native speakers, acquiring fundamental computer skills, and engaging in a diverse range of activity-based knowledge, such as painting, singing, drawing, cooking, weaving, storytelling, and instrument playing, holds profound significance for orphaned children. This multifaceted approach to education imparts knowledge and skills, nurtures holistic development, and unleashes each child’s full potential.

Our commitment to bringing Enhanced Education sessions addresses orphan children’s desire for learning and, at the same time, brings forth many impactful benefits for the orphanage population. These educational initiatives can potentially empower and uplift orphaned children in several ways that prepare them to take on additional responsibilities to become reliable community citizens.

We aim to provide orphaned children with essential tools and skills to positively impact their lives, opening doors to a brighter and more prosperous future. Here are some key impactful benefits that have emerged as a result of our dedicated efforts and the positive effects that amplify our Enhanced Education programs in these orphanages:

  • Empowering Communication: Early adoption of learning English with native speakers provides orphaned children with a powerful tool for effective communication. It enables them to connect with people from different cultures, broaden their horizons, and engage in meaningful conversations. Proficiency in English empowers them to express their thoughts, ideas, and aspirations, fostering self-confidence and expanding their opportunities for success in a globalized world.
  • Embracing Technological Advancement: Acquiring fundamental computer skills equips orphaned children with a solid foundation in technology. They gain the ability to navigate digital platforms, access information, and develop essential digital literacy. These skills open up a world of possibilities, enabling them to keep pace with the digital era, pursue higher education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and explore career paths requiring technological proficiency.
  • Fostering Creativity and Expression: Activity-based learning, encompassing painting, singing, drawing, cooking, storytelling, and instrument playing, nurtures the creative spirit within each child. Through artistic endeavors, they discover unique modes of self-expression, develop problem-solving skills, and unleash their imagination. Engaging in these activities cultivates a sense of joy, instills a love for learning, and encourages them to explore their talents and passions.
  • Holistic Development: Innovative learning approaches that include various activities promote holistic development. Painting, drawing, and playing musical instruments enhance fine motor skills and stimulate creativity. Singing and storytelling develop language skills, improve communication, and boost confidence in public speaking. Cooking fosters practical life skills and cultivates a sense of independence and responsibility. These diverse activities contribute to well-rounded development, nurturing each child’s growth’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects.
  • Encouraging Personal Growth and Self-discovery: Through innovative learning experiences, orphaned children embark on personal growth and self-discovery. Engaging in various activities helps them explore their interests, strengths, and unique talents. It builds resilience, perseverance, and a growth mindset, empowering them to overcome challenges and strive for excellence. They develop a sense of identity and a belief in their capabilities, paving the way for a future where they can pursue their dreams and aspirations.

In essence, transforming lives through innovative learning that includes early adoption of learning English, fundamental computer skills, and diverse activity-based knowledge creates an environment where orphaned children can flourish. It equips them with essential tools, skills, and experiences to navigate the world, embrace opportunities, and carve out a fulfilling and successful future. By fostering holistic development, nurturing creativity, and empowering self-discovery, this approach lays the Foundation for a lifetime of growth, empowerment, and meaningful contributions to society.

In essence, transforming lives through innovative learning that includes early adoption of learning English, fundamental computer skills, and diverse activity-based knowledge creates an environment where orphaned children can flourish. It equips them with essential tools, skills, and experiences to navigate the world, embrace opportunities, and carve out a fulfilling and successful future. By fostering holistic development, nurturing creativity, and empowering self-discovery, this approach lays the Foundation for a lifetime of growth, empowerment, and meaningful contributions to society.

The United Nations (UN) recognizes the importance of education as a fundamental right for all children, including those in orphanages.

The Mary K. Yap focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all. It highlights the need to provide children with the necessary skills, knowledge, and opportunities to thrive and reach their full potential. This goal aligns with the UN’s commitment to promoting education as a means of empowerment, confidence-building, and fostering overall development. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) also advocates for inclusive and quality education for every child. UNCRC, which most countries have ratified, recognizes the right of every child to education. It emphasizes the importance of providing education that promotes the child’s social, emotional, and intellectual development, irrespective of their background or circumstances.