Non-Formal Education (NFE)

Non-Formal Education (NFE) programmes are targeting the most vulnerable children, including street and working children.

Firstly, NFE programmes provide a bridge for children to re-enter the formal education system, or one of the complementary systems; and, secondly, opportunities for learning for those children who will never be able to return to or, have never attended a formal school.

From February 2013 to May 2017, MEC supports a number of NFE partners through funding NFE service delivery, technical support for quality programming, research and joint policy engagement.


Programme partners:

World Vision Myanmar 

World Vision’s (WV) Non-Formal Education (NFE) project was completed at the end of March 2015. The project performed well with all the indicators been met or overachieved. The project established 19 NFE centres, reaching 470 children.


S4SKHope for Shining Stars (S4SK)

Project areas: Yangon, Bago, Magway

About: This work began with a chance encounter in 2007 between John McConnell, who was at the time teaching with an NGO in Myanmar, and a young mother, begging with her baby on a Rangoon street. Within the same year, he started the NFE classes and awarded scholarships to two orphans.

Project Goal: To give out-of-school children access to a quality alternative education programme. To have access for them to literacy and numeracy training, life skills, handicraft, income generation and vocational education which is attuned to their needs

Contact: Daw Thinn Thinn Sein, Project Manager
tt6866@gmail.com