There are 190 orphaned children between 5 and 18 years old living here. They receive the education in the same place where they live until they reach the age of 10, when they leave the monastery to go to study abroad, or even work, and at night they return to the center to sleep.
NEEDS: (please, contact first)
* School supplies (notebooks, pens, pencil sharpeners, pencils)
* Flip-flops or sports shoes
* Uniforms between 5-10 years
* Basic hygiene items such as toothbrushes, soap, shampoo ..
Nga Soe monastery, Mandalay
Corner of 30th street & 62nd street, Pyi gyi myet shin quarter, Chan Aye Thar Zan, Mandalay
Ancient and authentic Monastery highly recommended. You will see the young monks in class. The spot is wonderful. Just walk around Ava, well walking, either by horse-drawn carriage, or by bike (they do not rent, but you can negotiate with a local). Peasants, and small villages will go out to meet you. There is a tower that can be climbed. The views are amazing In the rainy season, better in a horse-drawn carriage, the terrain can be impracticable. A good option is to buy the material there, in Mandalay. It's much cheaper, your money stays there, and you do not have to carry everything from home.