For the last 16 years, six of which were without our founder, Peter Gautschi, Studer Trust has worked toimplement, improve, and create better access to quality education across communities in Asia, targeting underprivileged children and communities in Myanmar. Furthermore, Studer Trust has also pioneered an efficient and fully transparent charity that provides potential donors the opportunity to help the less fortunate, guaranteeing that 100% of donations would reach the needy. We hope that this model may serve as an inspiration to other organizations. Today, we have provided 85 school buildings for 23,560 students and 886 teachers. We have also sponsored 47 scholars from our partner schools. Our current goal is to expand our services to impact at least 30,000 students by the end of 2020.
In February 2019, we had 4 school openings in 3 different region and states, Mandalay, Eastern Shan State and Rakhine State. Together with donors, who flew from other countries, we shared the wonderful moments at the school opening and explored the healthy learning environments that the new school buildings will provide the students and their community. We also shared our various contributions to the project and gave thanks to all of the parties involved in the successful completion of beautiful new school buildings. School uniforms, stationeries and a small amount of funds for the follow-up program were given by the donors to the students, teachers, abbots and principals. With a four-year follow-up program, the school will be supported with sufficient books and teaching equipment, summer English courses, teacher training and education. This will further support the development of a quality education.
Studer Trust would like to thank our generous donors, the school committees, local communities, teachers and students, our dedicated operation team and the construction crews for helping to bring about this change. We are looking forward to working closely with the above mentioned stake holders and making sure these are the schools we can all be proud of.