Dry Creek has partnered with Umar Hassan to support the building of two schools in Rohingya villages in Myanmar.

 

Site

Kyauktaw, Myanmar
Minbya, Myanmar

Date of Completion

January 2019

Team

Umar Hassan

 

 

In 2007, Umar Hassan finished high school in his Rohingya village in Myanmar and left in pursuit of higher education. Because the Rohingya are not recognized by Myanmar’s Buddhist government, he had to leave his home. He walked 70 days to the capital city, Yangon, and traveled on to Malaysia as a refugee, eventually seeking asylum in the United States in 2013.

Dry Creek connected with Umar via the Asian Association of Utah and has supported the construction of a high school in his home village and a middle school in a nearby village.

The Rohingya communities raised a large portion of the required funding and completed about half of the construction before DCC helped finish a roof, schoolyard, fencing and latrines and both campuses

 
 

Dry Creek connected with Umar via the Asian Association of Utah and has supported the construction of a high school in his home village and a middle school in a nearby village.

The Rohingya communities raised a large portion of the required funding and completed about half of the construction before DCC helped finish a roof, schoolyard, fencing and latrines and both campuses

In 2019, 14 Rohingya students out of 34 (37%) passed the matriculation exam, compared to only 17% passing in the government schools. Despite this, none of the Rohingya students will be permitted to attend college.