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Our Work

eTekkatho libraries

Our team has set up eTekkatho digital libraries at 30 universities in 15 states and regions across Myanmar. We are also hosted locally at over 30 community, school and public libraries.


Find out more about where we work.


We run training programmes to introduce users to the concept of a digital library and show them how to access, browse and download resources.  We introduce staff and students to the concepts of self-study and independent learning with easy access to world-class educational and research materials.  Tens of thousands of young people have attended an eTekkatho training course and over 800,000 full-text eBooks, learning resources, journal articles, video lessons and lectures have been downloaded.


Our digital library projects are run in partnership with the British Council and partner institutions in Myanmar. We are supported by grants from Luminate and Learning Equality.


To see us in action, take a look at our gallery.

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Research matching

Our research matching service provides a channel to help partner Myanmar academics with regional and international researchers.

There is an abundance of choice for active research partnerships to be carried out in Myanmar, from agriculture to socio-economics, geology to biodiversity, and from transport to healthcare.


Dr Laura Richards from Manchester University is now collaborating with Dagon, Kalay, Loikaw, Maubin and Mandalay universities in research related to water quality. Read more about Laura’s story and experiences of working with Myanmar academics.

If you are an academic from a Myanmar university and would like to partner with an international researcher or team, please use the contact form to send a narrative of your research interest.

If you are an international researcher and would like to collaborate with researchers from universities in Myanmar, please contact us.

eTekkatho MyLibrary

With the support of Luminate, we have developed a smarter, more scalable way to deliver the eTekkatho digital library.

MyLibrary is a tough, tiny, portable, battery-powered capsule which stores educational content and makes it available even in places with no internet connection or reliable electricity. 


This means we can provide access to educational materials to people living in many more places, including very hard-to-reach areas.

As well as the best in global open educational content, we are working with amazing Myanmar publishers like Mote Oo Education, Third Story Project and Yinthway Foundation to include storybooks and learning resources in Burmese and other languages in MyLibrary.

MyLibrary provides a quick, reliable and effective expansion of learning provision in Myanmar. We are now trialling this new technology in schools, community libraries, universities and IDP camps. 

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