Building schools in underserved communities in Myanmar
Build schools in underserved communities in Burma (Myanmar) to educate children and give them a chance for a better future.
Why Myanmar (Burma)?
Myanmar is among the poorest and least educated countries in Asia. Many children lack access to education because there are no schools in their villages, a situation that drastically limits their prospects and opportunities for a better life. Realizing that an entire school could generally be built for $25,000 or less, founder Bob Cornwell was moved to create Build A School In Burma to help the children of Burma one school at a time.
How We Work
BSB engages with partner organizations in Myanmar to identify villages that need schools. A vetting process then takes place including evaluating if the village has the organization, commitment and resources to be a partner in building and then sustaining the school. If essential criteria are met, a formal proposal is solicited, funds identified and the project moves forward.
Build a School in Burma is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that raises funds to build schools in underserved communities in Burma (Myanmar) to educate children and give them a chance for a better future. We seek to increase access to education for poor Myanmar children. A three-person Executive Committee makes final decisions with overall activities supported by a volunteer Advisory Board and a paid in-country director.
Schools built in Burma
Students in BSB-built classrooms
Of funds raised go to building schools