MCF helped financed a portion of the construction of this special elementary school built by community members making cob (earth mixed with sand and straw) outside Myitkyina.  Hope International trainers Claire and Glen inspired a new generation of teachers using the child-centered classroom approach.  Pupils are taught in both their native language and Burmese.  Enrollment is inclusive – open to all ethnic and religious groups. 

The school has been nicknamed the “butterfly school” due to its flowing curved-line shape.  The roofing materials are made from sustainably processed bamboo, which was taught in workshops offered by the Swindell Family Foundation through MCF. 

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