Rakhine School Project

We’re pleased to announce that “Education Within Arms Reach” fundraiser will be on October 1st, in Long Beach, California.  The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise $20,000 to build a school for children in “Rakhine” State in Burma/Myanmar.  Within Arms Reach will be partnering up with “Myanmar Charity Group” to accomplish the project.

The Existing Building:

The existing school provides educational services from K – 9th to the children in the village.  Basic education primary school was built in 1962.  After the 2010 flood the classrooms and furniture were heavily damaged.  They need an immediate classroom space for 7, 8, and 9th graders for the upcoming year.  They also lack space as they have all the different grades placed together and having only small none-sound proof partitions dividing between each area.  The lack of space in the current building makes it very uncomfortable for children to learn and attend classes.

 The Project Location:

The school will be located in “Seik Tara Village” in northern Rakhine State of Burma/Myanmar.   The occupation of the northern Rakhine State communities consist of a mix of farming, livestock rearing, fishing, off-farm activities and casual labor.  The total population of this village is 2,900 people.

If you would like to support this project, please contact info@withinarmsreach.org for information.  If you want to participate in our fundraiser event, please see our Education Fundraiser Page for more information.

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