Naung Taw Lae Chay Village Preschool

Preschool children singing.

Location

Naung Taw Lae Chay Village, Southern Shan State, Myanmar

Background

Naung Taw Lae Chay Village is located in the Southern part of the Shan State in Myanmar with a population of over 700. Most of the villagers are fisherman who live at or below the poverty line. There was no preschool in the village and the children are too small to travel to another village to attend preschool.

Description

After successfully funding the construction of a preschool in Nuang Taaw Lae hay, GCSF continues to fund 50% of the salaries for 3 teachers and support nutritional snacks for the children. GCSF in country staff visit the preschool monthly to check on the progress of the school and its students and bring volunteers to the site. In addtion, GCSF organizes workshops between the teachers in Nuang Taw Lae Chay and those from Mya Thien Tan in order to exchange skills and building teaching practices.

Milestones

This project not only provides a physical preschool but helps support quality teachers and nutritious food for the children.

Impact

Direct

  • 20 children age two and a half to five years old in Naung Taw Lae Chay and Hekham Oo Village on Inle Lake

Indirect

  • families of the children (about 700 people) from both Naung Taw Lae Chay and Hekham Oo Village.

Quote symbol.There was no preschool in my village or nearby village when my 3 elder children’s time. But for my youngest son, NTLC Preschool is near our village. I sent my son to this preschool at the age of 2 years and 2 months. Compared to my elder children, my youngest son is cleverer, talkative and knows many poems. Thanks to the teachers and donors, my son gets a chance of attending this preschool. I’m sure he’ll move forward to the primary school without hesitating or worries. Wish the donors are able to donate more in the future.
Ma Myint Htay lives in Hae Kham Oo Village and sells vegetable in the market. She has four children and the youngest attends NTLC Preschool.

Quote symbol.He’s my only son and I sent him to NTLC Preschool at his age 2 years and 8 months old. My son is very different from other children who do not go to preschool. He’s very clever and he even teach back to us some manners like holding soup spoons with left hand as we’re eating with right hands and how to answer politely if someone calls us. We’re so happy to see our son like this and thanks to the teachers and the donors. Because we have preschool, we can also work during the day without worries for my son.
Daw Than Win, a weaver, lives in Naung Taw Lae Chay Village. She has a son and he is 3 and half years old. He goes to NTLC Preschool.

Quote symbol.This is my only son and everyone gives him whatever he wants at home. So he starts a little naughty and I cannot work properly. I sent him to NTLC Preschool at his age 2 years and 6 months old. Since then he starts changing slowly. He now understands things, independent for things like he can eat himself. He can recite poems and knows A, B, C also. He’s now clever and I can work more. Thanks to the teachers and the donors. I wish this preschool with last long, with more improvements and more kids in the future.
Ma Myo Myo Khaing, a tailor, lives in Hae Kham Oo Village and has a son who is almost four years old.

Quote symbol.There was no preschool when my 2 elder children time. I sent my youngest daughter to NTLC Preschool at the age of 4. Differently from her elder brothers, she can write and recite poems and also she has polite manners. Her handwriting is very beautiful and I’m sure she gets a very good basic knowledge from this preschool. Thanks to the teachers and the donors.
Daw Myint Than, a weaver, lives in Naung Taw Lae Chay Village. She has 3 children and she sent her youngest daughter to NTLC Preschool.