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We are changing the lives of 1000's of disabled and disadvantaged children in Burma (Myanmar) and elsewhere.

 
 
 
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Man Kan School

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Man Kan School

This latest primary school in the village of Man Kan is the seventh school that we have built in the Pyay district. There are currently 50 children attending. We are paying the salaries for two teachers but the community leaders have applied to the education authority for them to take it over as a state school. This can sometimes take up to 2 years to get approved.

The school was kindly funded by Honeypot Village.

Panna School

Panna School

   

Joe Kan School

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Joe Kan School Student Joe Kan School Building














In Joe Kan village near Bagan, there are 48 children at the the primary school who used to have to travel 5 miles to the nearest small town to be educated. During the wet season they had to cross four streams, and many children were forced to stay at home. The school was funded with donations of old cars disposed of through Give A Car.

Joe Kan Students Joe Kan School Students

   

Funding School Costs

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Although primary school education is now nominally free for children in Myanmar there are still costs involved for the parents and families. Most children have to provide their own stationery, many have to buy a simple school uniform and parents are often asked to support teacher’s salaries. Consequently many of the poorest children in Myanmar have little chance of going to school. Because most parents only earn about a dollar a day they cannot afford to pay these costs.

Cost of Schooling

Now Heal Kids is supporting an annual programme that operates in many parts of Myanmar including Yangon, Chin State, Sittwe, Toungoo, Pyin Oo Lwin, Bago Region and Rhakine State to pay for hundreds of children each year to attend school by providing them with school bags, stationery, uniforms and any fees required. This means they will get enough education to transform their lives by opening a door to the future.

Cost of Schooling

   

Py Ywe Library

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Py Ywe Library WEBSaturday at Py Ywe library WEB

At this school near Bagan we built a large library and installed a well. The children come from miles around to take out books and even at weekends the reading room is usually full.

   

Pyay Schools

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School near Piyaye WEB Kyin High School  while under construction


We have built seven schools in this area which are teaching over 400 students including a high school with a dormitory so that students can attend from distant villages and stay overnight during the week. Our thanks to the Waterloo Foundation, the True Volunteer Foundation and the Hong Kong Roundtable for their generous help to fund these schools.

   

Pata School

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Pata School WEB

ÂÂÂIn Rakhine state we built this school for over 200 Chin children. Initially we paid the teachers wages but the school has been approved and accepted by the education authority who now cover all the running costs. Building this school was a real challenge because of its remote location and in order to get the building materials to the site we had to charter a boat to sail up a narrow stream to within half a mile of the school. The local people all joined in to then carry the building materials to the construction site. This was the first of six schools funded by one of our trustees, James Chilton.

Pata Villagers carrying sand for school building WEB

   

Bagan Island School

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Bagan Island School WEB

Dick and Duncan at Island school WEB

On an island in the Irrawaddy River we built a primary school for 35 children who were unable to cross the river during the 4 month wet season to go to school on the mainland. We employ one teacher who lives on the island.

   

Good Hope Boarding School

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Good Hope Boarding School Classroom Good Hope School Building



Many students from remote areas finish primary school (grades 1-5) and while some go on to middle school (grades 6-9) there are very few high schools (grade 10-11) in rural areas so they are unable to complete their education. We run a boarding school for 64 high school students. We employ 2 full time mentors/teachers and 7 part-time teachers who give tuition after school and at weekends (all the students are enrolled at a nearby state high school). Each student’s family is asked to contribute £3 a month (where possible) towards their food and expenses. We also assist with travel expenses so that they can return to their village one weekend a month.

Good Hope Boarding School Good Hope School Building
Good Hope Boarding School Good Hope School Building
   

Palaung Schools

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Palaung school WEB

In the hills of Northern Shan State we built four schools for the Palaung people. Each school has 2 or 3 teachers and is attended by 70 to 90 students. The majority of the people in this area are illiterate and there are no educational facilities in most of the hill tribe villages. We cover all running costs including teachers' wages, books and maintenance. The construction of these schools was funded by James and Maggie Chilton.
   

Panna School

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Panna School

This primary school is the fifth school that we have built for Palaung children in the hills of Shan state. It was built halfway between two villages so that families from both would be able to take their children. At present there are 70 students but it is quite possible that more will come from outlying areas once they realise that it is available for free education.

The school was kindly funded by the Hong Kong Round Table.

Panna School

Panna School

   


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