With 247 students in grades K-11, there is great need for a new high-school building in the new compound. Also, 5 of the 12 teachers are living in an old school building in the old compound and there is a desperate need for a new teachers’ cottage. Accordingly, we have built a new 80′ x 30′ school plus new teachers’ accommodation this year.
Hpet Kone village is in Ma Hlaing Township, Mandalay Division. It has a population of 1,400 and the villagers farm beans, corn, sesame and cotton. They also raise some livestock including cows, sheep and goats. Hpet Kone has an old school compound with two very old building with leaky roofs plus an open-sided bamboo classroom. There is also a new school compound with one building constructed by the villagers.