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Mangpee learns to communicate

Burma Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Mangpee learns to communicate

Mangpee is four years old and joined the Stand by Me Lois School, Burma, in March. He did not speak to anyone when he first joined Lois School but after attending the summer school he started to speak to his new friends with a few words in his own language.

Our summer school programme at the Lois School for 2015 was held in May and over 300 children attended including little Mangpee. The summer school lasted eight weeks and was for children age five to twelve. Children from the Lois School get the chance to mix with children from the local government schools and are taught English, Music, Computing, Arts and Crafts and hear about God’s love. The children really enjoy their time at summer school and have lots of fun playing games and making new friends.

When he returned back to the Lois School for the start of the new academic term, Mangpee could say many sentences in his own dialect and had also learnt to count from one to ten in English. He now communicates well with his classmates and teachers and he really enjoys attending his lessons. The teachers at the Lois School are so happy to see so much improvement within such a short period of time of being a Stand by Me child.

We are excited to see Mangpee continue to grow and learn as he continues at the Lois School. To read more about our work in Burma and the Lois School then read Vung’s story.

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