Sky Age is a 7 month course which provides the children of political prisoners, who are also from some of the most remote areas of the country, with an intensive preparatory education. Sky Age provides around 30 students, aged 16-25, with English Language training in preparation for further education, but also critical thinking and computing, a vital component of education for anyone in the 21st century. The students live in the school, and have come from some of the most underserved areas in the country. Sky Age offers them an opportunity to change their own lives through access to education which they would not have at home.
The Kachin Intensive English School (IEP), in the remote Mai Ja Yang village on the Chinese border in Kachin State, provides residential English language classes, computer studies and teacher training to approximately 90 students each year. The majority of students come from poor farming families and others from orphaned or one-parent backgrounds. Due to the ongoing conflict in Kachin State, many of these students would otherwise not have access to further education. Prospect Burma funding pays for lecturers at the school.
Prospect Burma provides a small number of scholarships each year to enable Burmese students to attend English courses in a number of locations across the country, and undertake their International English Language Test System (IELTS) exam. Achieving an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher enables these young people to apply to universities abroad or improve their job prospects at home.