MYANMAR – Bagan – Visit to Taungbi Library

Theme

Family, Sustainable

Country - City

Myanmar - Bagan

Market segment

Groups, Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$

Max pax

50 persons

Seasonality

All Year

Arrival city

Bagan

Departure city

Yangon

Description

Taungbi Library welcomes children and adults from Taungbi village – nestled among the temples in Bagan – everyday in the afternoon from Wednesday to Sunday. This community project offers free and unlimited access to books and educational material for the villagers, as well as a safe space for children to read, learn, and play after school.

 

Selling points

  • Participate in a small-scale project that promotes education in the village and for the children
  • Interaction and encounters with the villagers and the children
  • Better understanding of life in the villages of Bagan

 

Duration

1 hour

Min pax

2 Pax

Max pax

50 Pax

How to sell it

  • Easy to fit in a classic program during visit of Old Bagan
  • Sustainable activity
  • Project always in development; we can see improvements month after month

Why this activity

  • Great for guests who are interested in a sustainable community project.
  • Meet with children and villagers, and bring a little joy to the village.

Good to combine with

  • Classic visit of Old Bagan temples
  • Horsecart sunset ride

Do not combine with

  • Be careful with schedule for sunset activities (guests will visit library around 15:00)

 

Market suggestion

AUSTRALIA

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FRANCE

ITALY

SPAIN

PORTUGAL

BENELUX

SCANDINAVIA

CEE

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GERMANY

UK

Competitor comparison

The Library is supported by Easia Travel, Myanmar Diaries, and was first initiated by SKR (German market), which still supports it with regular donations and visits. All donations from all agencies are welcome to develop the project further.

 

Pros

  • Participate in a small-scale project that promotes education in the village and for the children
  • A short, simple visit that adds a special, human touch to the classic temple tour
  • Genuine, moving encounters with the villagers

Cons

  • Cannot “privatize” this activity; there might be other guests there at the same time
  • We can’t guarantee lots of activities and time with children; it depends on the day (but Bagan office will call before to make sure it is open)

 

Information

  • the library is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 14:30 to 17:30
  • MAIN DONATOR is SKR (original founder)
  • Write it in cover mail as special service
  • Do not visit too late or guests will miss the sunset activity; be sure to go around 15h00 or 16h00
  • FOR GIT: activities with children can only be organised on weekends or holidays (when children are not at school)

Price range

1 USD/pax

Inclusion

  • Simply a visit – no activities are organized. One dollar will be given to the Taungbi Library fund for each visitor.

Remark

Guests are welcome to bring any additional donations during their visit from books and stationary to games and other children’s activites. Please ask the Taungbi Library team or the Bagan office for donation items needed (types of books, notebooks, etc.)

 

 

Important notes

  • See “guide briefing notes” below
  • The library is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 14:30 to 17:30

 

Special Guide notes

  • No payment on spot of the 1 USD – if guests wish to make a monetary donation, please request Bagan office to come, collect the money, and take a picture with all the guests’ information, so we can send them a “certificate” by e-mail and some pictures of the library for their donation.
  • Do not bring the guests too late – around 15:00 in order to be on time for the sunset activity

Internal Product Annoucement

We are happy to present to you the official text and guidelines to promote our Taungbi Library Project in Old Bagan. The Library welcomes children and adults from Taungbi village – nestled among the temples in Bagan – everyday in the afternoon from Wednesday to Sunday. This community project offers free and unlimited access to books and educational material for the villagers, as well as a safe space for children to read, learn, and play after school.

Key points:

  • Open since 2016
  • The library provides educational materials and books to villagers
  • Project 100% run by Easia
  • Real interest and involvement from the villagers
  • In constant evolution

Product Launch Package

24 November 2017 
https://youtu.be/yM-pkhrbJOo

English

Opened in Bagan in February 2016, Taungbi Library is a sustainable project that plays a key role in Taungbi village by increasing villagers’ overall level of general knowledge as well as inspiring children to achieve higher levels of education. The villagers were faced with limited access to educational reading materials, despite their desire to learn more. Thanks to this project, the residents of Taungbi now have an opportunity to increase their level of English along with their general knowledge. Pay a visit to the library to see how the project evolves and meet some of the villagers. For each visit, one dollar will be donated to the library fund to push this project forward!

Note:

  • The library is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 14:30 to 17:30;
  • For each visit, one dollar goes directly to the library fund for future projects. If you wish to offer additional help, your guide will assist and advise you before the visit.

French

Bibliothèque communautaire de Taungbi

La bibliothèque Taungbi a ouvert en février 2016 et joue depuis lors un rôle important dans la communauté. La mise en place de ce projet communautaire assure aux habitants du petit village, niché entre les temples de Bagan, un accès gratuit et facile a du contenu éducatif et un endroit calme pour lire, apprendre, jouer et partager. Grace aux donations, les rayons de la bibliothèque se remplissent petit à petit de livres et jeux en birman et en anglais permettant aux nombreux écoliers de l’école du village de poursuivre leur désir d’apprentissage en toute liberté. Poussez la porte de la petite bibliothèque et rencontrez les enfants du village qui se réunissent ici après l’école.

Remarque :

  • Ouverture du mercredi au samedi, de 14h30 à 17h30
  • Pour toute visite à la bibliothèque, nous reversons 1$ à la bibliothèque pour financer de futurs projets.
  • Si vous souhaitez apporter des dons additionnels, votre guide vous conseillera sur les besoins : livres en birmans, en anglais, matériel scolaire, etc.

Spanish

Visita a la Biblioteca Taungbi

Inaugurada en febrero de 2016, la Biblioteca Taungbi es un proyecto sostenible que desempeña un papel clave en la aldea de Taungbi y tiene como objetivo aumentar el nivel de conocimiento general de los aldeanos y inspirar a los niños a alcanzar niveles más altos de educación. Los habitantes de la aldea tenían acceso limitado a materiales educativos de lectura, a pesar de su deseo de aprender más. Gracias a este proyecto, los residentes de Taungbi ahora tienen la oportunidad de aumentar su nivel de inglés junto a su conocimiento general. Haga una visita a la biblioteca para ver cómo ha evolucionado el proyecto y conozca algunos de los aldeanos.

Note:

  • the library is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 14:30 to 17:30
  • for each visit, one dollar directly goes to the library fund for future projects. If you wish to bring more help, your guide will assist you and advise you before the visit.

Italian

Progetto della biblioteca di Taungbi

Inaugurata a Bagan nel febbraio 2016, la biblioteca di Taungbi è un progetto sostenibile che gioca un ruolo chiave per il villaggio di Taungbi, aumentando il livello di conoscenza generale degli abitanti e incoraggiando i bambini a studiare per accedere a livelli di istruzione superiore. Nonostante il loro desiderio di conoscenza, gli abitanti del villaggio avevano un accesso limitato al materiale didattico. Grazie a questo progetto, gli abitanti di Taungbi hanno ora l’opportunità di migliorare il loro livello di conoscenza dell’inglese e le loro nozioni generali. Una visita alla biblioteca vi permetterà di capire come evolve il progetto ed incontrare alcuni degli abitanti del villaggio. Per ogni visita, un dollaro sarà donato al fondo della biblioteca per portare avanti questo progetto!

Nota:

  • la biblioteca è aperta da mercoledì a sabato dalle 14:30 alle 17:30;
  • per ogni visita, un dollaro andrà direttamente al fondo della biblioteca per finanziare nuovi progetti. Se vorrete offrire un contributo supplementare, la vostra guida vi assisterà e vi darà tutte le informazioni prima della visita.

German

Taungbi Bibiliothek Projekt

Die Bibliothek in Taungbi wurde im Februar 2016 in Bagan eröffnet und ist heute ein nachhaltiges Projekt, um das Allgemeinwissen der Dorfbewohner und Kinder zu erhöhen und diese dazu anzuregen, ein höheres Bildungsniveau zu erreichen.

Die Dorfbewohner waren trotz ihres Wunsches, mehr zu lernen, mit eingeschränktem Zugang zu Lernmaterialien konfrontiert. Dank dieses Projekts haben die Bewohner von Taungbi nun die Möglichkeit, ihr Wissen und ihr Englischniveau zu verbessern und zu vertiefen. Besuchen Sie die Bibliothek, um zu sehen, wie sich das Projekt entwickelt hat, und treffen Sie einige der Dorfbewohner in der Bibliothek.

Hinweis:

– Die Bibliothek ist von Mittwoch bis Sonntag von 14:30 bis 17:30 Uhr geöffnet

– Für jeden Besuch geht ein Dollar direkt in den Bibliotheksfonds für zukünftige Projekte. Wenn Sie weitere Hilfe mitbringen möchten, wird Ihr Guide Sie vor dem Besuch helfen und beraten.