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Building schools in underserved communities in Myanmar

Our Mission

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.

Our Team


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.

54

Schools built in Burma (and counting!)

100%

Of funds raised go to building schools

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