Pwe Hnyet San village, located more than four hours by car from Yangon, has 100+ children but had no school. The villagers, who are primarily ethnic Karen, rely on rice and betel nut cultivation along with irregular domestic work in a nearby town for their subsistence. The children who attended school had to walk some miles and cross a stream to a neighboring village. The stream is impassable in the rainy season, making it impossible for the kids to get to school. Building a village school was a long sought, but elusive goal.
Thanks to Build A School In Burma and Boomerang, Pwe Hnyet San students have a brand-new school. Opened in June 2016, the 1800-square-foot reinforced concrete building has three classrooms and a corridor. The land, on high ground and thus protected from flooding, was donated. The project also includes two separate toilets, one tube-well and a rainwater collection tank. Eighty-three students are currently enrolled.
BSB and the children who benefit daily from its generosity thank the leadership of Boomerang for making this school possible.