Paya Ngoto School, Burma – Audley’s Final Term report

Audley Manager, Kate, with the children of Paya Ngoto

I’ve blogged several times about this small, provincial school in Burma (to see previous blogs just type “Paya Ngoto” into the search).

The first time was when the school was virtually destroyed by Cyclone Nargis back in 2008. Since then Audley have set up numerous fund raising events, not just to repair the school, but to continue to support it long term.

I thought I’d share with you what Kate, one of our Southeast Asia Regional Product Managers, found on a recent visit (includes photos).

During my trip to Burma last month I paid my first visit to the Paya Ngoto School, which Audley has supported since 2008.

After Cyclone Nargis ripped through the community destroying homes, lives and land in its wake we organised a fundraising initiative to get the school rebuilt. With the help of a huge number of client donations and support from staff, family and friends we raised £11,000.

Today the school is thriving and is an important hub of this rural community near Twante, a two-hour journey from Rangoon. It was wonderful, and rather moving to be able to finally visit the school and meet the dedicated teachers and delightful children who were all eager to show off their alphabet recitals and playground games. We presented the teachers with new longyis and the children were given new exercise books and pencils.

We provide ongoing support to the school and encourage any of our clients travelling to Burma to pay a visit and donate exercise books, pencils, learning materials, new uniforms etc. We can also arrange a sponsored lunch for the whole school prepared by the local monastery, which provides the children with a hot, wholesome meal. Clients are of course invited to join the children and teachers for lunch.

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For more information about Paya Ngoto School and travel to Burma, please contact our Burma specialists on 01993 838105 or contact us online.

One Response to “Paya Ngoto School, Burma – Audley’s Final Term report”

  1. Philip Engelen  on November 26th, 2011

    My wife and I were in Burma when the cyclone hit in 2008, and very well remember the utter chaos throughout many parts of the southern part of Burma, and yet, central and northern Burma were hardly hit at all. I think that it’s great what you have been doing and great to see the country back on it’s feet again after such a hammer blow. My wife and I would love to return to Burma, the people are all so friendly and long suffering, but always with a smile.