Myanmar/Burma Schools Project Foundation (MBSPF) is committed to building schools and providing educational opportunities for the impoverished children of Myanmar. Our projects assist the children of Myanmar in finding a way out of poverty and help us practice generosity, compassion and gratitude.
Myanmar/Burma Schools Project Foundation funds the construction of three to eight schools per year in Myanmar. Myanmar is one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia and suffers from a shortage of modern education and skills. Increased literacy benefits Burmese children now and will enhance the quality of their lives in the future.
What We Do
Representatives of Myanmar/Burma Schools Project Foundation travel to Myanmar each year to visit completed projects and determine suitable locations for the upcoming projects for the current year. We offer our assistance with the support of the villagers, the local Buddhist monks and nuns and the Myanmar government’s education department.
From 2012-2017, MBSPF has built a total of 35 schools that provide educational facilities for a total of 3,700 children.
in 2017, MBSPF constructed seven new schools and four teachers’ cottages in the villages of They Phyu Chaung, Ph Pha, Ye Twin Kaung, Mye Net, Patama Ywa, Wah Bo Yee, and U Min. We also built a rural medical clinic in the village of Myin Htaik.
In 2016, we built a total of eight new schools, four in the Mandalay area and four in the Kalaw area. The new Mandalay schools are Setoe, Sekalay, Nwar Chan Gyi Kone, and Nwar Shar Yoe. We also built a teachers’ cottage in Nwar Shar Yoe. The new Kalaw area schools are Pwe Hla Shwe Gone, Son Hla, Nyaung Gyo and Myay Char.
During 2015 we constructed seven new schools, six in the Mandalay area and one near Kalaw. The new Mandalay schools are Ah Shae Ngwe Toe, Nwar Chan Gyi Kone, two school buildings in Htan Sin Taw, Tan Ywar and Pe Khin. The new Kalaw area school is in the village of Kyi Gone.
During 2014, Myanmar/Burma Schools Project Foundation built six new schools, four in the rural Mandalay area, Thein Kone, Subhyikyin, Thit Yone, Chin Myint Kyin and two in the Pyin Oo Lwin area, Innya and Pyawetaung.
During 2013, Myanmar/Burma Schools Project Foundation built schools in Daw Hut Taw and Hta Naung Daing plus renovated a third in Daw Hut Taw.
During 2012, MBSPF funded the building of four schools in rural areas.
In combination with our sister charity in the United States, Myanmar Schools Project (MSP), we have funded the construction or renovation of over 78 buildings at a cost of approximately $3 million.
During 2009-2011, MBSPF founder Roger Brain visited Myanmar four times with members of our sister charity in the United States, Myanmar Schools Project (MSP) and assisted their efforts to improve educational opportunities. During his travels to Myanmar, Roger saw first-hand the dire need for school buildings in the poor and underprivileged villages in the country.
In 2010, Roger incorporated the Canadian Myanmar/Burma Schools Project Foundation (MBSPF) under the Society Act of British Columbia.
The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency granted charitable registration to MBSPF in 2012. MBSPF funds schools separately from MSP projects although as sister charities they share the same vision. In 2017, MBSPF received permission to build rural medical clinics also and built its first clinic in Myin Htaik village.
Roger and other MBSPF Directors travel regularly to Myanmar on behalf of MBSPF to inspect school construction and locate new sites to create educational opportunities for the young children. Most recently, in November 2017, Roger Brain and Steve Armstrong visited the new schools MBSPF constructed in 2017 in the Loikaw, Mandalay, Hse Min Gon and Kalaw areas. They also visited many other villages in rural areas near Bagan, Loikaw, Mandalay and Kalaw to evaluate potential school construction sites for 2018.
Each visit they make strengthens MBSPF’s ties with the local villagers, our agent and construction teams in Myanmar, and the country’s Ministry of Education.