There are more than 200 monastic & nunnery schools, which provide support to children from the poorest families in Burma, some of which are orphans and some are ordained as little novices and nuns. In Burma, monasteries and nunneries function as refugee centers for many people with difficulties, for instance children from problematic families or for those who are very poor. These children then get an education and are taken care for by the monks and nuns and can grow up with a future ahead. As a consequence, villages have a fairly high literacy rate and there are relatively many educated people.
In this monastic school near Mandalay, most of the children seemed happy. Visitors were asked by the teachers to help out the schools in way of contributions.
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yquem46 (38752) 2013-12-03 8:32
I spent one hour or so at the same school in Mandalay and also during recess and the young nuns were playing the same game !
Sweet memories for me in this daily life shot of novice girls in Myanmar
TFS, have a nice day
Just have a look at This one
lousat (92892) 2013-12-03 8:42
Hi May,a very nice pic showing us these smiley childrens,these schoola are very important and useful to support poor families,i like your choice of the today post,and the excellent quality too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
grebe1 (404) 2013-12-03 19:53
Great colours, exposure and composition. I hope to get up Mandalay this spring. Will look for similar photo ops.
Keep on clicking.
CLODO (34720) 2013-12-05 5:21
children will be children, and they do not have ipad to play. Nice colors of their clothes contrasting with the light blue of the door
Waylim (25502) 2014-03-07 23:02
Ah, this is just pure magic moment, childhood, even as little nuns, they are still enjoying being children and playing and being young and innocent. I love the casual moment and joy that transpire from the image.