Telenor, MyMEextend partnership for provision of non-formal education

• Target to educate 2500 students in 2017

27th February 2017, Yangon - Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) today signed a partnership agreement with Myanmar Mobile Education Project (myME) to extend delivering non-formal education to the children working at teashops in 2017.

The one-year agreement will allow the project to further the provision of non-formal education to children aged between 14 and 16 years who are working at Telenor-branded teashops and their communitiesin Yangon and Mandalay.

“We are glad to have this partnership extended to further support children working at teashops. We are pleased to note thatMyMEis also offering vocational education tounderprivileged children that will further help unlock their potential to engage with a better career opportunities,” said Lars Erik Tellmann, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Telenor Myanmar.

Telenor has supported the myME project since November 2014 todeliver NFE program in Telenor branded teashops in Yangon and Mandalay. Telenor provides salaries for all myME staff, one bus that is used as a mobile classroom, several vehicles for teacher and student transportation, and other school supplies including computers.

"Providing functional literacy and vocational skills to out-of-school and working children is the most critical and practical contribution that anyone can make, especially during this historic time of transition in Myanmar. That is exactly what we do at myME Project, that was the main reason I returned to my motherland after living abroad for 25 years, and this is what Telenor has been supporting for the past 3 years with kind consideration, great charity and thoughtful intention," said Tim Aye-Hardy, founder of myME.

MyME’sNon-formal Education

The myME Project was founded by a small group of people in New York City and in Myanmar who passionately believe that true reform for Myanmar starts with education. myME is currently providing non-formal and vocational education to over 3,000 children at various teashops, road-side restaurants, monastic schools and underprivileged communities from various cities in Myanmar. myME’s mobile classroom ensures that teachers, quality education, and study materials are easily accessible to the children who join the program. Each child is offered six hours of lessons per week.In addition to the opportunity to learn basic literacy, math and computer skills, the young students will also be taught life skills such as developing analytical thinking skills through interactive instruction and basic knowledge of personal hygiene and understanding of preventable diseases.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms. Ni Ni Myint
Corporate Communications
Telenor Myanmar
(95) 9 79 100 0004