Nya Lay Ah Hta middle school

This kindergarten to seventh grade school in the cane fields north of Mae Sot lies just a stone’s throw from the Myanmar border. Many of the 120 students travel here seasonally from inside that country to study away from the disruptions of ongoing civil war.

With partner NGO Sao Bien, BSB replaced temporary half walled classroom structures with more permanent buildings and built a new toilet block. During construction several hundred Myanmar refugees fled across the border and to seek shelter at the school. When the violence subsided they were able to return to their villages.