Gam Ngai is a remote village near the Indian border in Chin State, Myanmar.
Gam Ngai school serves six villages and currently has classes only through the 8th grade. The school needs improvements, including classroom partitions and an additional battery to increase the capacity of the micro hydroelectric system, to enhance the learning environment. This additional 5 room building accommodates expansion to the high school level (grades 9 and 10).
Currently, the nearest high school is quite far, 2 1/2 hours by 4WD vehicle, and the students must board there (Tiddum town) to attend. Most families can not afford this. The village education committee has asked their government for a new building for high school (80 students, grades 7 through 11) but they have been told the government has no funds budgeted, and there is no plan to help.
With BSB’s help, and with the participation and support of the village, construction on a new high school building began in March 2020.