Kalya is a business woman in Yangon and is the local agent for MBSPF. She manages the receipt and disbursement of our funds in Myanmar. Kalya owns and runs a long-established family hotel and travel agency. She supports a variety of charitable activities for the Burmese people including funding the building of a medical centre outside of Yangon.
John is from Canada and the founder of the charity 100 Schools. He works in conjunction with Maung Maung Gyi to build the schools that MBSPF funds in the Mandalay, Bagan and Loikaw areas. John and Maung lead a team of 32 Burmese masons and contractors.
Maung is a Burmese project manager who has been working since 1996 with John Stevens to improve conditions in Myanmar’s rural villages. Maung and John have built 76 village schools in four regions of Myanmar. MBSPF keeps them busy building schools in the Mandalay, Bagan and Loikaw areas. For further details on Maung’s life story, click here.
Ernest, a former Burmese schoolteacher, and one of his sons are builders who assist the efforts of MBSPF with construction of schools and rural medical clinics in the Kalaw area of Myanmar. In 2019, Ernest received a prestigious building award from the Shan State at a large ceremony in recognition of his accomplishments in building new schools and clinics. For further details on Ernest’s life click here.