Build a School in Burma helped this village build its first primary school in 2016, children previously had to walk to other villages to attend school. Silicon Valley tech start-up Boomerang donated the funds for Pwe Hnyet San Primary School.
The village school committee recently asked BSB to help with a new ‘post-primary’ school (grades 5 through 7) building, so the school can be expanded to include older students. Villagers erected a temporary wood and thatch building last year that will be replaced by the new structure. Employees of a Singapore-based company have volunteered to donate the money, and to come to Burma to help start construction on a new building. BSB is working to organize this project, and the community is excited about a new building so their children can continue their education while living at home with their families.
Construction is planned to begin in late 2019.