Yangon, Myanmar


Photographer: Carsten Snejbjerg

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

In Myanmar, Buddhist schools offer girls from poor families the opportunity to receive an education. At the end of their final year, students can choose whether to remain at the school and teach, go on to further education or return to their homes. Although attendance at the schools is free, all students are expected to go out on to the streets of Yangon collecting food and donations twice a week.