Bob Cornwell, Executive Director 

Phone: 415-285-3647


Andrew Lederer, Director

Phone: 650-823-7507


Dan Kipp, Director



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Press Releases & News

  • Grade 2 students are in renovated classroom

    Update: October 2023

    Since the 2021 coup Build a School in Burma has searched for ways to continue its mission to bring education to underserved Myanmar children. Building schools in areas under military control is logistically difficult given violence and disruption—and ethically questionable. During 2021 we were able to complete schools already under construction. Starting in 2022 BSB […]

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  • Full BSB logo

    Update: June 2022

    Public schools in Myanmar generally have not operated since the military coup in February 2021.  Normal operation of BSB became impossible due to widespread violence, the absence of functioning financial systems, restrictions on travel, the Covid-10 pandemic, and other unsafe conditions.  As a result, situations where BSB can help with new school buildings are now […]

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  • National Peace Corps Association features story about BSB

    Bob Cornwell’s article about Build A School in Burma was featured on the National Peace Corps Association’s website. One School at a Time: How to Build 40 Schools in Myanmar for Less than a Million Dollars The cost of a three-room school on donated land is between US $25,000 – $30,000 today.

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  • Bob Abby Willis NaingNaing


    Peace Corps volunteer Abby Hester with BSB Board Members Bob Cornwell and Willis Phua and Country Director Naing Lin Swe The end of 2018 saw Build a School in Burma start a much needed 40th school with a Karenni village in a former conflict zone near the Thai border. Because there are no roads in […]

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  • The Rohingya Refugee Crisis and Our Work

    We are deeply troubled by the exodus of Rohingya people to Bangladesh from Myanmar. ​For several years, Build a School in Burma has tried to find a way to help promote the education of Rohingya children. We have met with UN agencies, local and international NGOs as well as leaders in the Rohingya community. Due […]

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