Education for a better future: NZ unions making a difference
Sixteen years ago U Htay Hlaing was imprisoned for nine years in Burma for his political activities. Now he is living in the border town of Mae Sot and has joined three other new teachers to educate the children of migrant workers at the FTUB Parami school. These extra teaching positions have been made possible through the generosity of New Zealand teachers unions. The PPTA, NZEI, ISEA and the TEU are paying their salaries for two years and the four teachers are providing lessons in science, physics, computer studies, Thai language, biology and social studies to grades 9-10 pupils.