Putaik Gyi is a small village in Myanmar’s southern delta region that is accessible only by boat. ACM founded an elementary school here in 2008 to help children and families after the terrible destruction of Cyclone Nargis. A few years later, Myanmar’s government sent elementary teachers to the village again. ACM’s Christian teachers stayed to establish the village’s first middle school teaching grades 6-8 — a rarity in such a remote location.
ACM built the school building. Soon, an active children’s church was established. The earliest attendees are now grown. A few are attending college; some are working in Yangon in factories to send money home to their parents. Most still attend church today!