The villagers heard about our school construction and sought our help to build them a new 80′ x 30′ primary school. A 4.8 acre plot of land safe from flooding problems has been donated for the new school site. It is located on the hillside a half-mile away from the river.
Alae Chaung village is located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River about 186 miles to the southwest of Mandalay and 3 miles from Magway. It has 386 households and 265 students in grades 1-8. The villagers fish in the Irrawaddy and farm sesame and beans for their livelihood.
The existing school buildings are located close to the river and are flooded every rainy season. They are also old and have been so damaged by the flooding that they have not been used for the last year and a half. The village is currently using an open-air shelter with a dilapidated bamboo roof for their school.