Helping The Burmese Delta

Building schoolteacher housing in rural Myanmar

It's tough to retain schoolteachers who are sent by the government to the remote villages in the Irrawaddy delta where we have built schools. These are hardship postings, exacerbated because the villages struggle to provide housing. We want to build decent houses for teachers so that they remain.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124774)

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Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£8,340

Donations

17

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

We have built 34 primary and middle schools in remote areas of Myanmar's Irrawaddy Delta. The great majority have been adopted by the government, who then provide teachers. These are unpopular postings, in villages without facilities or electricity, and teachers often resign in order to get away. Because the government does not supply accommodation, the teachers often end up lodging with a villager, or even living in the school. This is uncomfortable, and makes retention even harder.

Solution

Our solution is simple: we will build proper, basic houses, with good toilet and cooking facilities. This will give privacy and much better accommodation, make the teachers' lives more comfortable, and encourage them to stay longer.