Myin Ka is a small village of about 500 people situated in the valley 2 miles away from Kalaw, Northern Shan State.

The villagers are the highlanders called Taung Yoe Tribe. They live on farming different vegetables: cabbage, chayote, paddy, cauliflowers and squash.

Travelers visit this village to experience the way of life of the villagers and visit the village primary school. That school is educating 47 students with 4 teachers.

When we first came to the school, the building’s roof and the ceiling were in very bad condition, and with heavy rains it was difficult to learn in such an unsafe environment. Sometimes, children missed classroom studies due to heavy rain. Grand Circle Foundation supported the renovation of the roof and ceiling and to further help the school, we funded the construction of new toilets and new classroom partitions.

Students are now learning in a safer, quieter environment and the teachers and the parents are appreciative of the support of OAT travelers.