Ethnic Dormitory

At PDO High School, we have a total of 230 ethnic girls currently living on the school campus. The school provides all these children with accommodation and food on a daily base. All of the girls come from other states, the so-called remote areas, where they encountered difficultly in accessing education. This is why they’re at PDO High School. They received information about the high standard of education at this school from novices who had already studied there. Most of the girls used to live near the Thai border. If they had stayed there, they probably would have become migrant workers in Thailand, which is a risky prospect. According to tradition, their parents would have arranged that they marry at an early age. As a result, they would have had no opportunity to study. In their native towns, education services are rare and transport is also a problem. Another reason for them studying in Mandalay is because their parents cannot afford to pay for their education. This is why the ethnic groups send their children to PDO High School.