Hla Hla Win MC/MPA 2016 is on a mission to educate people in the most difficult-to-reach places

HLA HLA WIN MC/MPA 2016 isn’t a morning person. So when the phone rang at 6:30 am on February 1, she groggily knew that something wasn’t right. On the other end of the line was the operations manager at her company, 360ed. Located in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, 360ed leverages digital technology such as augmented reality and virtual reality to educate children and teachers across the country and beyond.

Digital Innovation Award | Hla Hla Win MC/MPA 2016

Each year, HKS honors several outstanding alumni and one alumni network for exceptional public service and significant contributions to the Kennedy School and to local, national, and global communities. These awards are typically presented each year at Reunion on campus—but not during the pandemic. We are excited to announce this year’s recipients and hope you will watch this brief video highlighting their achievements.

Interactive XR Learning Aids in Myanmar and Beyond

Ms. Hla Hla Win, CEO, an educator, is a serial entrepreneur, and received her master’s degree from the Kennedy School at Harvard University, her undergraduate degree in K-12 education from William Penn University and a leadership diploma from East West Center at Hawaii University. She advises both private secondary schools and the Myanmar government on educational innovation.

Silicon Valley Technology comes to Myanmar

Ma Hla Hla Win is now the chief executive of 360ed, a social enterprise that helps achieve better education results for students in Myanmar, with the aid of Augmented Reality (AR) and Visual Reality (VR) technology. The Technology is called “Dat Thin Pone” (the digital tablet), and offers a platform from which students can learn science, math and languages via interactive app and flashcards.