Myin Ka Kwin is spread across a 4.6 square mile island in the Ayerawaddy Delta surrounded by the stunning Pin Lel Ka Lay River and its natural mangrove forest.
This poor Karen village, only accessible by boat, derives its main source of income from fishing, thanks to its proximity to the delta, the river and long stretches of mangrove. Nevertheless, it is a strong, close-knit community that has long recognized the importance of education for its children. It approached BSB for assistance in expanding its existing school, which was established by the government in 1963 for basic education.
The new school serves more than 490 students, many of who are from neighboring villages, through grade 10, representing an expansion of two grade levels.
Funded by an Indiegogo campaign and BSB Annual Donors, BSB is grateful to Eitan Simanor for bringing this village our attention.