A Covid-19 update from Prospect Burma
With the Covid-19 virus now a global issue, Prospect Burma wants to reassure our supporters that our work will continue. The UK and Myanmar teams are still working as usual, though the UK office is closed due to government recommendations, and all staff are working from home. The safety of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us, and we are doing what we can to make sure they are supported and safe.
Programmes update: Our Bridging Programme students have been studying in Yangon for the last few weeks, working hard to gain critical English language skills needed for further study, and additional skills not taught in the national curriculum, such as critical thinking and inter-cultural exchange. The PB team have worked diligently to ensure the students could travel home earlier than planned, and will be rearranging their English language tests with the British Council as soon as possible. They have now all left the capital and will be resuming their studies as soon as it is safe to do so. Our international scholarship students are studying at universities around the world, each of which will have their own guidance and advice for residents. Prospect Burma has issued all students with advice and guidance on what to do, and in the event that their study this term needs to be cut short, will arrange a contingency plan should they need to budget for additional study. The team is making contact with all students individually to help support them in this unprecedented situation.
Events update: For now, all PB events are suspended, pending further information from the government. We apologise for any disappointment caused, and will do our best to reschedule where possible.