Hpa-an Education Foundation
February 7, 2016
This evening we met with the Hpa-an Education Foundation, including the current Chairman, a dedicated man called U Khin Shein. This is a group of 300 local citizens dedicated to filling the gap between what the government provides in the way of education and what is really needed.

Each of the members contributes monthly to the Foundation. And, the leadership group of 30 contributes quite substantially. 100% of their annual budget of more than $12,000 goes directly to the 28 individual schools they supported last year with uniforms, stationery and supplies, furniture, benches, whiteboards, teaching aids, and related materials.

We are proud to support such a dedicated group with an annual contribution.

The following day I was invited to accompany the group out to visit a primary school in a distant village. We arrived to find two separate buildings. One very old one made from bamboo and housing grades 1 and 2 – and a second new one the government just built for grades 3, 4, and 5. We were there to provide new school uniforms and workbooks for the kids. They even let me do some of the handing out. Fun time.

This is a second grade math lesson
Here we see a rather vigorous English lesson