iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for New Schools for the Burmese Delta

Listen now 55 mins

Listen in pop-out player

New Schools for the Burmese Delta

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 September 2013

May Tha Hla, who is Anglo-Burmese, has used her local knowledge and connections to provide schools in delta villages devastated by cyclone Nargis five years ago.

Writer Jacqueline Walker tells the traumatic story of her mother's journey from Jamaica to the United States and finally to Britain, where she was held in a mental hospital.

From El Salvador, a former gang member known as 'Butterfly' tells how she first got involved aged 14.

And food writer Anya Von Bremzen remembers the tastes of her Soviet childhood. Her memoir is called Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking.


Picture: May Tha Hla in the Irrawaddy delta

Broadcasts

Free downloads

  1. Image for Outlook

    Outlook

    True life stories. Join Matthew Bannister, Monday to Thursday. Includes our daily history programme…

  2. Image for Witness

    Witness

    History as told by the people who were there. Witness talks to people who lived through moments…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.