San Chi West is a 2 hour drive from Dawei, south of Yangon, Myanmar. It sits alongside the Tavoy River. The school has 72 students, from kindergarten through grade 7. A bamboo and thatch building was constructed through the villagers’ own efforts, but because of storm damage it can no longer be used. The school committee asked for BSB’s help to construct a new building that will be a safe, good quality learning environment.
The new school building is being built with the assistance of Build a School in Burma, with donations from Willis Phua (who visited the existing school), and employees of Schindler Elevator Corp, who raised funds in a Schindler sponsored bicycling event.
The brother of Naing Lin Swe, BSB’s country director, lives nearby and is helping Naing monitor progress on this project. Construction began in early 2020.
The construction project began in early 2020, starting with purchases of construction materials, and gathering sand and gravel from the nearby Tavoy river.