Education in Mya Pa Tang Naing village
Mya Pa Tang Naing is a remote village approx. 2 hours` drive from the border to Thailand. Here, the only source of electricity is small solar panels, and one well for clear water to share for the whole village. The village has 672 inhabitants, and the people suffers from lack of employment. Average working days per year are only 75 days for men and 60 days for women. Therefore, many have immigrated to Thailand as illegal workers, to earn money. But being illegal workers means also that they are exploited, with long working hours and very small salaries. Remaining people in Mya Pa Tang Naing village are trying to survive through agriculture in their small rice field, and some own a cow or few, hen and chickens.
The inhabitants had voluntarily built a school building for their children, tells the village education officer Myint Aurug-Dy and Headmaster of the kindergarten and administrative leader of the schools in the district, Min Min Ktune.
When the old school after several years was acknowledged by the authorities, they had to repair the building to be suitable for education.