The Government of Japan, under its Grassroots Grant Assistance (GGA) Scheme, granted US$ 85,138 for the project of construction of Thadhama Zawtikayone Monastic School in Yangon on December12, 2008. One-storied building with 4 classrooms and related facilities, constructed under GGA Scheme, were handed over by Mr. Tatsuya Nishiuma, Second Secretary of Embassy of Japan to the School Construction commitee on September 14, 2009.
This monasticschool started to provide formal education to both orphans and school children in the township in 1994. The monastic school has been quite popularin the local community due to good quality of education and comparatively low expense.
One of previous school buildings was destroyed by the Cyclone Nargis last year. Aone-storied reinforced concrete school building with 4 classrooms, school furniture and toilets were constructed under Japan’s GGA programmeto enable the monastic school to provide a better learning environment.
It is expected that this assistance will benefit the students in their pursuit of formal studies, thereby further strengthening existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.