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Nan Sanay Ma is from Kawt Pran village in Kawkareik Township, not far from the green Dona Mountains. She is the sixth daughter of eight siblings. Of the siblings, she was the only one born without bot...

"We have benefitted greatly. Before we couldn’t do activities in the old school building. In this new building, we can do anything. We can create more." 

Kawt Phaung village is located in Kawkarei...

May 28, 2020

TEES teacher and youth leader Nang Kham Mart is 26 years old from Nar Ngwe village, Lashio, Northern Shan State. Her family includes; her father Sai San Khin, mother Nang Mo Bain and her younger broth...

My name is Daw Htu Bu and I am 48 years old living in Shwe Zet IDP (Internally Displaced Person) Camp. I have seven family members and 5 children. I have been living in Shwe Zet IDP camp for nearly 8...

23 year old Lway Arm Saw Hlaing comes from Namkhan Township. Despite her parents’ disapproval of her idea to become a TEES teacher, Lway Arm Saw Hlaing was determined to educate children in the remote...

It's a mother who has to tell Naw Paw Wah's story. The young girl cannot tell it herself because she is deaf and was asked to leave school the same year she began. She can not read or write, but Naw P...

In Yang Mai village located in Mongkhet Township, Shan State, locals rely on farming for their livelihood. No schooling or facilities were available so children were unable to have access to an educat...

Jin Nyu is 10 years old from Hopong Township, Shan State. This year she was able to go to school for the first time. Some of the boys in her village were able to go out of the village to the Monastery...

Htee Poe Wai (Community Self Supported School) is situated somewhere between Kyar Inn Seik Gyi and Bayar Thone Hsue (Three Pagodas). It is only accessible by boat in the raining season but in dryer se...

Initially formed during the Pagan Kingdom before falling to Mongol invaders after 1287, the Shan State in Myanmar’s North-East has suffered from centuries of conflict between several ethnic groups and...

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