Global Playground today announced that it will fund the construction of a primary school in the village of Paw Myar in Nyaungshwe Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State, Myanmar (formerly Burma). The school will immediately serve 26 children at ages ranging from preschool to fourth grade, but can accommodate up to 40 children. Currently children in Paw Myar attend school in a bamboo hut. The new school, which will cost $21,300 to build, will include a well, two outbuildings, and a solar energy system. It will be built this coming spring and will be ready for the new school year which begins in June 2015. Global Playground will work with Global Community Service Foundation, its partner in Vietnam, to build the school.
“Global Playground is thrilled to bring a new school to the children of Paw Myar,” said Doug Bunch, Chairman of Global Playground. “Burma now joins Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam on Global Playground’s list of project sites. For less than the cost of a new car in the United States, we will increase educational opportunities for kids in Burma and connect them to their peers across the world.”
Global Playground has also just announced its new Global Fellowship, which will supply two years of funding for a recent college graduate to teach and work with the communities at Global Playground’s project sites worldwide, including the new site in Myanmar.
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