Taw Bot Su

The Taw Bot Su village school was badly in need of a new school building to conduct classes for the 130 students from KG through grade 7. Community members donated funds to purchase land for a new building, and with their own funds and labor built bamboo and thatch structures for classrooms. Bamboo buildings are temporary, are not very secure in harsh weather, and the government will not provide teachers unless there is a strong, standard building.  A new building was needed, and BSB partnered with the community to help. US Peace Corps Volunteer Abby Hester and her counterpart Yu Yu Wah, who once taught at Taw Bot Su School, were instrumental in identifying and working with the village.

Taw Bot Su village is in the Bago region, about 3 hours drive from Yangon.  It is about 1 hour from another BSB supported school, Thanatpin.

Taw Bot Su post primary school was built by the villagers of Taw Bot Su and Build a School in Burma with the donation of former Peace Corps Volunteer David Zweig and his family of Sacramento California.  The new building was celebrated and classes began in June 2019.