Karin Shin Da B village is near the Tavoy river, about 1 ½ hours drive from Dawei, Myanmar. The primary school, now serving 51 students, was overcrowded and is in very poor condition. For students to continue beyond grade 4, the nearest middle school is several miles away and impractical for students to attend, particularly during the rainy season. With a new building the school will be expanded to include middle school grades.
The school committee asked BSB to help to construct a new school building. Working with BSB's country director, Naing Lin Swe, a plan was developed. Naing's brother lives nearby and is helping oversee this project.
Construction began in early 2020. Under the leadership of village pastor and the school head, the whole community, including children, parents and members of the school committee, actively participated in their village school construction. Construction was successfully completed in October 2020.