The Kone Myint Thar Yor village is a rural community located in eastern Shan state, Myanmar. The primary school in the village educates 65 children from Kone Myint Thar Yor and seven other surrounding villages.
From March – July 2017, we funded the construction of a new school building with our local partner, the Lahu Women Organisation. This project was very successful, but there were still more needs at the school.
These needs were all basic – like appropriate drainage, two more toilets, a veranda and basic furniture like bookshelves for school supplies.
Thanks to sponsorship from Tony Mann, in memory of his late wife Nancy, we have been able to provide for these additional needs.
Kone Myint Thar Yor village is home to a primarily rural, farming and relatively isolated community of Lahu and Arkhan ethnic minorities. The people in this community largely did not have the opportunity to attend formal education, but the parents encourage their children to go to school so they will have better chances in life.
Because of this encouragement, more and more children, including those from many surrounding villages, have been attending the school at Kone Myint Thar Yor.
Thanks to our recent construction project in partnership with the Lahu Women Organisation, the new school is now a safe environment for the students to learn and teachers to teach.
However, there were still many basic needs that would dramatically improve the overall condition of the school, as well as the well-being of the students and teachers.
These basic needs became apparent after the construction project.