Our Team in Myanmar

…is accomplished and committed

Saw Kalya Aye

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.

Maung Maung Gyi

Maung is a Burmese contractor and project manager who has been working since the mid 1990s to improve conditions in Myanmar’s rural villages. Maung was born in a small rural village and eventually went to university in Meiktila. He then made his way to Mandalay where he met John Stevens, a Canadian who was interested in helping Maung assist village farmers with their irrigation problems.

After working for a couple of years building wells and installing water pumps, Maung and John built a school in Own Don village. Subsequently, John founded 100 Schools, a USA 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to building village schools. Although Maung continues to build some schools for 100 Schools, the vast majority of the schools that he builds are funded by  Myanmar/Burma Schools Project Foundation (MBSPF). He currently has a crew of 35 working on our school projects. For further details on Maung’s life story, click here.

Ernest Singh

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.

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