Deep in the wilds of Karen State, Myanmar lies Htee Wah Pa Law village. To replace a an unattended Myanmar government school, BSB partnered with the Karen Education and Culture Department (KECD) to construct a new school for 250 kindergarten through grade 7 school. KECD provides the curriculum and pays the teachers.
Wooden buildings are preferred in such a remote location because wood is readily available from the forest and transportation costs for bricks are high because roads are poor to non-existent and there is no nearby river. Elephants brought lumber to the school site. Austrian partner NGO Sao Bien provided half the funds for this project.