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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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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 22 N: 504] (3171)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-03
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.2, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-03 8:20
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