In the News
Finding Peace in Stories--an article in Myanmar Times about our Stories for Peace Program
Wa Lone's new book about a young journalist searching for the truth
Thanks Sampan Travel for highlighting and always supporting our work!
The British Council highlights the work of our fantastic Project Director and the Third Story Project
Lovely video on why we do what we do
Beautiful series on Stories of Friendship done by documentary maker, Lea Suter
Project Director, Ei Pwint Rhi Zan, talks with DVB about how the Third Story Project promotes peace
Edo Vader, one of our amazing illustrators, is profiled in the Irrawaddy
...and check out the new Third Story book he is illustrating in the background!
Setting up a village school library in Myanmar
DVB News Coverage of Book Launch
Frontier Magazine highlights the Third Story Project in August
Myanmar Alinn covers our training in Pokokku
As part of the KBZ Child Rights training program, our trainers traveled to Pokokku to teach children at the local Ministry of Information Library about their rights and how to write stories. They played many games that demonstrated lessons about the rights that they have. At the end of the training, they wrote their own stories. After 12 trainings this year, our team will select four stories from the child authors to publish as our next books.
EU Donates 90 Libraries in a Box for a Thingyan Surprise
The week before Thingyan, the EU surprised us with a donation from their staff for 90 Libraries in a Box. It was perfect timing since students from Kantkaw Education Center were headed out to do their service learning projects in 70 different villages. Each student brought a library with them to aid in their teaching.
Readers in Japan got to know Third Story Project!
"Japanese students finished last week, and they worked hard to finish writing articles. It is all written in Japanese, but it is certain that readers in Japan got to know your activities."
--Maho Hidaka, from Japan
A new office for Third Story
Come visit us and buy some books at our new office at 191 40th Street. We've got a little reading section and donated books from the US if you are looking for English books for your library.
Third Story Project is in Italy!
Third Story Project Thingyan Sale!
Traveling home for Thingyan?
Bring some books for your community!
From April 3-7, all Libraries in a Box will be on sale for 20,000 kyat.
Come pick them up at our new office at 191 40th street, middle block, 1st floor.
We'll be open from 10-8 every day.
Grand opening and pre- Thingyan party on April 6th from 5-8. Join us!
“Our Stories are Changing Myanmar and the World”
The Third Story Project, a collaborative effort between the Myanmar Storytellers and the Benevolent Youth Association, is creating and producing a series of children’s books in Burmese and other ethnic languages to distribute to children around Myanmar. The stories are written and illustrated by Myanmar artists for a Myanmar audience and address issues of peace, tolerance and diversity. The stories are changing Myanmar and the World!!!
New books are coming!
We're so excited because our new books are coming!
Guess what this story is about?
When tourists want to make a difference, they can do it with books.
"The Third Story Project is a non-profit social enterprise creating books for Myanmar children in Burmese and other indigenous languages. The books, written and illustrated by local artists, cover a range of key topics for children and are distributed throughout the country free of charge."
You can get this at Hla Day
Introducing Third Story Children Books PASS IT ON, a fun new initiative that provides a meaningful way to support access to books and education for children across Myanmar.
Children Literacy Festival
On March 25th, Third Story Project held Children Literacy Festival at Mawlamyine!
Photo Credit : Cartoon Su Myat Htwe
Third Story Children Books
The Third Story Project now has 18 books in Burmese and English versions! Because of the generous donations to the site, we were able to produce six new books for children to enjoy. The Library in a Box project will also soon become reality with many schools receiving a box full of books and activities to accompany each book. Thanks for all your support and here's to an amazing 2016 full of colorful pictures, wonderful stories, smiling kids and a new generation of storytellers!
A Book For Every Child!
Children from Ayeyarwaddy Division, Pantanaw Township, Saw Pan BEPS are reading the storybooks.
Thanks Saya U Aye Ko for distributing those books to the kids.
"Thanks for donation of storybooks"
"It was difficult to pass exam for them before we read Singer from Flower City. Now the kids have inspiration to pass exam. Thanks for donation of storybooks" --Grade 3 Teacher, Bamauk Township, Kyawe Kaw Gyu Village, Upper Primary.
Thanks to the teacher for letting us know this amazing story. You are a wonderful teacher.
Thanks so much!
"Every child deserve to have their own book"
We did have fun and love to use our time with our young brother & sisters.
Thank you very much to everyone who participated in this project.
Third Story Project on the Radio
87.6 MRTV (Radio) carried the story of Third Story Project twice.
"We discussed about what Third Story Project does, how we do it, and what we are going to do. "
Feedbacks on Stories For Change
It was in South Okkala Township,Yangon.
Teacher May Hnin Si sent us feedbacks of our story books! She is using our activities sheets in the #Library in a box.
Her kids' behaviors changed after she read our storybooks to them. Kids are only six years old but sayama is a good storyteller, and the kids are excited to listen to the stories.
The teacher told the story of Phway Phway Won't Litter Anymore when the kids made a mess in their classroom. They memorized the story and never made a mess again. And even after they play, they have good habits to keep the room neat and tidy.
They used to bully kids from other ethnic groups but after the teacher's storytelling, they never did it again.
M-Boutik Christmas Sale, 16 -18 December
It's Christmas Time! M-Boutik, a social enterprise run by and for the women of Myanmar, is bringing the latest products from Bagan all the way down to Yangon, where you can find Myanmar traditional rattan and fabrics that are now designed into stylish scarfs, cushions, jewelry box, bags, i-Pad covers, bracelets.... and more.
Do you want to buy our books?
Please go and check them out there!
Come and See Child Rights Storybooks here!
First AEIF Training
Our First AEIF (Stories for Change) Training, Day One is finished successfully.
Child Rights Awareness Training and Story Writing training in Myitkyina, Kachin State.
Kids are from Glory Family Vision.
Thanks Ko Rakhine for arranging this training.
People in the volunteering programs
Ko Thant Kyaw, who always participates in the volunteer programs and storytelling events with different youth volunteer groups, told a story to the students from Oak Pho Monastic Education school in New Dagon township near Yangon on October 30, 2016.
Our Third Story Project shared storybooks to 90 students.
Myanmar Young Social Entrepreneur Award
It's an honor to accept this award which will be a big milestone to reach our goals.
Thanks to every single person who made this happen.