WHERE WE WORK
ZABAI IN MYANMAR
Zabai's first subsidiary is in Myanmar. Our office in Yangon opened in January 2018 and we have four full time employees. All e-learning content is produced locally, by local employees. With local production, we ensure relevant local content at a local cost.
MORE ABOUT MYANMAR
Myanmar, or Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia.
After three Anglo-Burmese wars, in the 19th century the country became a British colony. Myanmar was granted independence in 1948. In 1962, it became a military dictatorship under the Burma Socialist Programme Party.
During this time, the United Nations and several other organizations have reported consistent and systematic human rights violations in the country. In 2011, the military junta was officially dissolved following a 2010 general election, and a nominally civilian government was installed. This, along with the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and political prisoners, has improved the country's human rights record and foreign relations, and has led to the easing of trade and other economic sanctions.
In the landmark 2015 election, Aung San Suu Kyi's party won a majority in both houses. However, the Burmese military remains a powerful force in politics.
Myanmar is one of the fastest growing economies in the East Asia and Pacific region and globally. The economy is mainly driven by services, industry and agriculture.
Poverty in Myanmar has declined from 44.5% in 2004 to 37.5% in 2009/10 and 26.1% in 2015. However, poverty remains substantial, especially in rural areas where people rely on agricultural and casual employment for their livelihoods.
Access to basic infrastructure and services remains a challenge in both rural and urban areas. Only one-third of the population has access to the national electricity grid, while road density remains low at 219.8 kilometers per 1,000 square kilometers of land area. However, with the recent liberalization of the telecommunications sector, mobile and internet penetration has increased significantly from less than 20% and 10% in 2014, to 60% and 25% respectively in 2016.
In Myanmar decades of political conflict have reduced a once-proud education system to one that is lagging sadly.
The newly installed government of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has put education at the heart of its reform agenda, recognising its potential for lifting the country out of poverty. More money is being channelled into the sector as officials seek to build a 21st century education system to help push Myanmar into the ranks of the upper-middle-income nations by 2030.