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Primary School in Chidup, Chin State

Many villagers in the secluded and remote hill-tribe areas give in to their fate of poverty and lack of education. However, there are examples of villagers showing initiative and not giving up.

  

One encouraging example is the small village of Chidup in Chin State, Western Burma. When the authorities were unable to provide a school for the village children and the villagers could not find a donor for the US-$ 4,000 primary school building the villagers took the fate of their children in their own hands. Under the leadership of the local priest they went to the forest, cut the wood and built a primary school for the 25 village children. In the end they only lacked $560 for the tin roof for the school building which PIN happily donated.