....We are farmers. We grow rice, corn and soybean. In the past, we harvested lower production and also got lower income.
A total of 8 ITDP staff and 61 local villagers (including 10 village women in Maohjo) received training!
There are 12 graduates this year: 5 girls and 7 boys. More than ever before are these children wanting to continue their education in a boarding school, higher level education facility... the nearest one is far outside of their villages, yet they have expressed the desire to continue learning
Setting: Kindergarten school 40 min past Maohjo that ITDP built and oversees. Water project done over 8 years ago by "Bright hope" of New Zealand, and school services preschool and some kindergarten kids. Its a school that sends students on to Maohjo and tis village currently has kids in Maohjo
Two years ago, ITDP partnered with three villages in the Hill Tribe area to form the ‘Women’s Cooperative’ utilizing their native artisan weaving as the basis for both economic means, as well as, lifting each other up in community.
As I sat down on the grass in front of the school at the end of my day’s work, I hear footsteps carefully and cautiously approaching me. I look up to the company of three Karen students with notebooks and pencils in hand. As they nervously giggle, one nudges the other to go ahead,
Teacher Housing by Eric Hanson One of the focus areas of ITDP is education. The school in MaOhJo started with just a few K-3 students around 12 years ago. Over the years, it has grown a great deal. Now it is K through 6th grade and also has an informal (like a GED) process for older