However, now, the memory of my shock has faded and I have moved to a point where I appreciate the luxury of running water, and if it’s hot, so much the better. Personally, I have become much more grateful and appreciative of everyday, mundane things; be that hot water or gas to cook with.
I also took my mother to visit Myanmar, where she met the grand majority of the NEH students. Coming from a village in England, many of our students were fascinated to exchange village stories, and to my eternal amusement one student was even bold enough to tell my mum that her English wasn’t very good (more details to come in a new blog post)!
We are full of optimism for expansion into 2017. We are improving our virtual model of communication, and so far it is working as well as we would have wanted. We hope that the time that we’ve invested being on the ground in Myanmar will translate into a virtual working relationship with our trainees peppered with periodic on-site visits to keep up to date.
NEH Director of Studies and Teacher Trainer