There was a time when Myanmar youths were brimming with hope. For a generation that grew up in the dark — literally, due to power outages — and reading colourless textbooks, the rise of the telecoms and internet connectivity enabled them to tap into the global pool of knowledge. In 2020 at least, Myanmar’s economic growth was among the highest in Southeast Asia, and Myanmar’s talents were beginning to get competitive with their peers in the region. Yet, it all came to a halt with the pandemic and the military coup the following year. Myanmar’s education sector is among the most affected as it is among the most involved in the aftermath of the military coup. Before the coup, the education sector was among the largest in the country.2 This has changed drastically after the coup, with the involvement of students and teachers in resisting the military junta’s attack on Myanmar’s democracy. The young people of Myanmar, Generation Z, were instrumental in the aftermath of the coup, taking to the streets with their creative demonstrations. Likewise, 400,000 teachers from basic and higher education combined were crucial in spearheading the nonviolent resistance against the junta, as the majority of them took part in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). The teachers’ refusal to work under the military regime was evident from the many white and green uniforms and the teachers’ formal attires that were distinctly visible in the rallies and protests.