Project Outline

“Many boarder areas in Myanmar where some national races live are in remote areas and controlled by antigovernment forces over many years, so compared to urban areas, the development has been late.

Although the compromise of government and antigovernment forces is accelerated recently and the social development in such areas began to start, the current situation is that many children who could not get opportunities for basic education because of infrastructure shortage and poverty in severely hit economic situation in such areas. 

School Building Construction Project

The Na Ta La in corporation with Township Education Office selects appropriate numbers of candidate schools to be supported by the EPD Project, usually 3 candidates from each Township. Saetanar selects target schools through the survey by visiting each candidate school and hold meetings with community people. 

Community Development Project (Soft Project)

The Soft Project is the most important factor of the EPD Project. This Project aims the sustainable school operation, institutional strengthen of the community and community development to increase their livelihood by running income generation activities by community. The school operation needs money and such money is mostly collected by parents and community people.  

Agricultural Development and Extension (ADE)

Most of the project sites of Saetanar are farming area and the income of the community people is largely depended on farming. In order to improve community people’s livelihood and develop a sustainable agriculture, Saetanar conduct demonstrations how to make compost using native microorganisms (Dochaku-kin) and bamboo (or wood) vinegar. 

Mini Project

Saetanar applies the Mini-Project scheme in the EPD operational area in order to cater for the urgent needs concerning the buildings of the schools not targeted in the framework of the EPD project. The target school is selected from proposals raised by local communities or other organizations such as Na Ta La and Township Education Office.