Teaching English at Kachin Theological College, Myanmar

This summer I went back to Burma for the first time in 10 years. I spent almost three months in Myitkyina, Kachin State, teaching English at Kachin Theological College. It felt so good to speak Kachin and to help the Kachin community I love so much.

Kachin Theological College located in Nawng Nang village, which is 10 miles north of Myitkyina.

Kachin Theological College located in Nawng Nang village, which is 10 miles north of Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin State in Myanmar.

My sister and I co-taught six classes: about 200 students in total.

My sister and I co-taught six classes: about 200 students in total.

With some of our students in front of a traditional Kachin house at Myitsone.

With some of our students in front of a traditional Kachin house at Myitsone.

Sadung, a village east of Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin State in Burma.

Sadung, a village east of Myitkyina.

Myitsone, the location of the controversial dam construction, which is currently suspended.

Myitsone, the location of the controversial dam construction, which is currently suspended.

With my littile sister at Sangrila, a popular destination for local excursions.

With my littile sister at Sangrila, a popular destination for local excursions.

Shwedagon pagoda: the last place I visited in Yangon before I left for America, and the first place I visited when I came back from America.

Shwedagon pagoda: the last place I visited in Yangon before I left for America, and the first place I visited when I came back from America.

–Jangai Jap

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