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Elementary schools charge 5000 kyats (about $5 US) per month per student, while it costs 30,000 kyats/month to send a child to high school. Even for elementary students, this is more than some families can afford. An alternative is to have a boy join a monastery where he gets education plus food and lodging. These seven boys are student monks at the Titian Monastery where we spent the second night of our trek.