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  • The ah nah: Conversations with Myanmar podcast was born from a desire to bring into public consciousness the atrocities that are currently being committed in Myanmar (also known as Burma). Our goal is simply to keep the conversation going and to let the people of Myanmar know that they have not been forgotten. We hope that through these conversations we can tell the stories of Myanmar and highlight the horrific human rights abuses that continue to be perpetrated by the Tatmadaw (military), under the watch of the UN and the international community in 2021 (yes, this is happening in 2021!) With so many amazing people both inside and outside the country working hard to fight for freedom and basic human rights, we want to offer a platform for these voices to be heard. Some have been fighting this cause for decades, others are just beginning to raise their voice. Through these informative and inspiring conversations we aim to give hope to the people of Myanmar, that they will one day experience real change and finally live freely and in peace. 



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  • "Amanda"

    Jan 16 2022

    Suzanne and Ruth are joined by Amanda, the executive director of Zee Kwat Academy. When the coup broke out in February 2021, Amanda was a final year university student who was one semester away from graduating. Like so many young people in Myanmar, Amanda’s education had already been disrupted due to Covid-19 but the coup completely robbed her and many other students across Myanmar of their future. In September 2020 Amanda began working at Thate Pan Hub which is a youth-led non-profit social enterprise making computer science education accessible for everyone. So when the military took over the country, Amanda and other students saw no future under a military education and decided to fight back in their own way by setting up an alternative education system. They set up Zee Kwat Academy, (a branch of Thate Pan Hub) which is a non-profit social enterprise, dedicated to providing free formal education using modern methods to children from a diverse array of backgrounds. Now with over 250 students enrolled and 160 working members, Zee Kwat Academy is offering free quality education to students across Myanmar to combat disruption caused by the current crisis. Here Amanda talks about the motivation behind setting up Zee Kwat Academy, the vision and aims of the academy, as well as the challenges they face operating an online school in Myanmar under a military dictatorship.


    The ah nah: Conversations with Myanmar podcast was born from a desire to bring into public consciousness the atrocities that are currently being committed in Myanmar (also known as Burma). Our goal is simply to keep the conversation going, and to let the people of Myanmar know that they have not been forgotten. You can continue to support the people of Myanmar by keeping this conversation going. You can subscribe to this podcast on all major podcasting apps, including Apple, Spotify and Acast. You can also follow us on all our social media pages, linked below. If you’d like to reach out, please email us or fill out this form to add your voice to the conversation (https://tinyurl.com/3ee7ssm9).


    Credits:

    Song: Kabar Makyay Bu (Until the End of the World), was written and recorded by Naing Myanmar, it became the revolutionary anthem of the 1988 pro-democracy movement and could be heard once again all over Myanmar during the 2021 Coup. Naing Myanmar maintains that the song is no longer his, since the '88 uprising “it belongs to everyone”.

    Graphics: SelinaXin

    Sound Effects: https://mixkit.co


    *Special thanks to Amanda and the entire team at Zee Kwat Academy who dedicate their time to help others and continue to be fantastic ambassadors for the empowering force education can be in this world. We are so grateful to Amanda for adding her voice to the conversation. To find out more about Zee Kwat Academy check out the linktree in out biosite: https://bio.site/w3VjcD


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    Thanks for listening, and remember to #KeepTheConversationGoing! Myanmar, we have not forgotten you.

    Follow us at @ahnahpodcast on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


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    32 mins
  • "H2"

    Jan 2 2022

    Suzanne and Ruth are joined by H2, a doctor from Myanmar who is currently living in Italy. H2 left Myanmar when she was young and trained as a medical doctor abroad. When the coup happened in February 2021, H2 describes it as a huge tragedy that felt almost like a loved one had died. With medical care workers, doctors and nurses being one of the most targeted groups in the military's brutal crackdown it has been absolutely devastating for H2 to watch as the military hunt down her colleagues. Here, H2 talks about her fear for the future of the health care system in Myanmar, her advocacy work and her disappointment with organisations like the UN, whose response has been wholly inadequate to the situation in Myanmar. She pleads with international medical organisations to stand in solidarity with their colleagues in Myanmar. She also appeals to Burmese people abroad, especially those who have remained indifferent to the plight of their homeland and its people, to show more solidarity by helping in every way they can. 


    The ah nah: Conversations with Myanmar podcast was born from a desire to bring into public consciousness the atrocities that are currently being committed in Myanmar (also known as Burma). Our goal is simply to keep the conversation going, and to let the people of Myanmar know that they have not been forgotten. You can continue to support the people of Myanmar by keeping this conversation going. You can subscribe to this podcast on all major podcasting apps, including Apple, Spotify and Acast. You can also follow us on all our social media pages, linked below. If you’d like to reach out, please email us or fill out this form to add your voice to the conversation (https://tinyurl.com/3ee7ssm9).


    Credits:

    Song: Kabar Makyay Bu (Until the End of the World), was written and recorded by Naing Myanmar, it became the revolutionary anthem of the 1988 pro-democracy movement and could be heard once again all over Myanmar during the 2021 Coup. Naing Myanmar maintains that the song is no longer his, since the '88 uprising “it belongs to everyone”.

    Graphics: SelinaXin

    Sound Effects: https://mixkit.co


    *Special thanks to H2 and all those in the Myanmar diaspora around the world who stand in solidarity with the people in Myanmar and continue to dedicate their time to supporting in every way they can. We are so grateful to H2 for adding her voice to the conversation.


    Follow ah nah:

    instagram.com/ahnahpodcast

    facebook.com/ahnahpodcast

    twitter.com/ahnahpodcast


    Thanks for listening, and remember to #KeepTheConversationGoing! Myanmar, we have not forgotten you.

    Follow us at @ahnahpodcast on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


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    58 mins
  • Nora Nyi Myint

    Dec 20 2021

    Suzanne and Ruth are joined by Nora Nyi Myint, a student activist from Myanmar. At the age of 15 Nora left her home in Myanmar to study in Japan at one of the United World Colleges. Raised by a strong woman she learned early on about the injustices and history of her country and was determined to one day make a difference. Nora was on her college campus in the US when the devastating news of the coup reached her in February. She immediately sprung to action and with fellow Burmese students set up a panel discussion to generate awareness on her campus and within her local community. Motivated by the impact this had she decided to increase her advocacy. She joined Sisters to Sisters, an organization which aims to raise awareness about the violence used on women by the Myanmar military while also promoting global solidarity among women fighting systemic oppression across the world. Here Nora shares the difficulties of being away from her family, how she finds the strength to keep advocating for Myanmar while also highlighting some of the fantastic initiatives from Sisters to Sisters.


    The ah nah: Conversations with Myanmar podcast was born from a desire to bring into public consciousness the atrocities that are currently being committed in Myanmar (also known as Burma). Our goal is simply to keep the conversation going, and to let the people of Myanmar know that they have not been forgotten. You can continue to support the people of Myanmar by keeping this conversation going. You can subscribe to this podcast on all major podcasting apps, including Apple, Spotify and Acast. You can also follow us on all our social media pages, linked below. If you’d like to reach out, please email us or fill out this form to add your voice to the conversation (https://tinyurl.com/3ee7ssm9).


    Credits:

    Song: Kabar Makyay Bu (Until the End of the World), was written and recorded by Naing Myanmar, it became the revolutionary anthem of the 1988 pro-democracy movement and could be heard once again all over Myanmar during the 2021 Coup. Naing Myanmar maintains that the song is no longer his, since the '88 uprising “it belongs to everyone”.

    Graphics: SelinaXin

    Sound Effects: https://mixkit.co


    *Special thanks to Nora and the team at Sisters to Sisters who continue to advocate for women and speak out against injustices.  We are so grateful to Nora for adding her voice to the conversation. You can find out more about Sisters to Sisters by clicking on the linktree in our biosite: https://bio.site/w3VjcD


    Follow ah nah:

    instagram.com/ahnahpodcast

    facebook.com/ahnahpodcast

    twitter.com/ahnahpodcast


    Thanks for listening, and remember to #KeepTheConversationGoing! Myanmar, we have not forgotten you.

    Follow us at @ahnahpodcast on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


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    57 mins

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