The school is located near the mountainous Mae Hong Son province in northern Thailand at the Myanmar border. The school and its surrounding communities are underprivileged in many areas: surrounded by the forest and mountain, the school is at one of the least accessible areas in Thailand, where commuting is extremely difficult and time-consuming. In order to reach the school from the nearest district centre, road traveling by motor bike or car takes 2-3 hours. However, during the rainy season, parts of the road can be flooded so travelers have to continue by boat, which takes an additional hour. There is no telephone signal or electricity at the school. All households in the village are poor with little income as they rely on agriculture, which is only effective in the rainy season. The lack of career opportunities and a source of income have led to many villagers migrating to towns and cities for jobs, resulting in family separation.