Community Teacher, UWS Hway Hwe School, Tachileik District

Before joining the UWS team as a community teacher, Win Mar Htwe worked as a teacher in a community called Wa, which was over five hours walk from her home. With no other way to earn a living, she had to leave her baby daughter behind to live with her mother, as her husband left her when their daughter was just five months old.

When UWS Hway Hwe School opened last year, Win Mar Htwe was the first to be selected as a UWS community teacher. Now, she receives ongoing professional training and a fair wage, and she is thrilled to be able to support her village to access education.

Now, Win Mar Htwe teaches at UWS Hway Hwe School and is able to live with her daughter and mother again. Her daughter is three years old and loves coming to school with her.

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