Ko Ko Naing is off to Yangon!

In early June, grade 7 student Ko Ko Naing, along with three other students from New Blood Learning Center, was offered a chance to transfer to the Sport Science Football Academy in Yangon. Known as the best school in Burma, Sport Science will give Ko Ko Naing to the opportunity to finish his high school education while earning a stipend and closing in on his lifelong dream of becoming a professional football player. As the four boys prepared to leave for the drive to Yangon, Ko Ko Naing’s mother was sad to see him go, but he was all smiles. “It will be hard to be far from my family, but I am so excited,” he said. “This school is the best opportunity for me.”

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