Working with the village school committee under the leadership of a forceful principal, BSB completed Htee Thay Kee school in mid 2023. Our Austrian partner NGO Sao Bien provided key funding. Local villagers contributed lumber and some labor. BSB installed solar electricity that lights the school and dormitory at night.
The school lies in a verdant valley like something out of the movie Lost Horizon. In the wet season, a mountain waterfall (source of the school’s water) roars in the distance. Butterflies dance over lush vegetation. Eleven teachers instruct 160 Kindergarten - 7th grade students, 50 of whom live at the school. The new school replaces a falling down half-walled building with no classroom partitions.