The Government of Japan, under its Grassroots Grant Assistance (GGA) Scheme, grantedUS$ 84,785 for the Construction of Shwe Nyaung Pin Monastic School in KunGyanGonVillage,KyaungGonTownship, Ayeyawady Divison on February 13, 2008.
A newtwo-storiedreinforced concrete buildings with 8 classrooms and related facilities such as furniture, toilets and water and sanitation facilities, constructed under GGA Scheme, were handed over to the authorities concerned at this MonasticSchool on January19, 2010.
This monastic school started to provide formal education to 159 children in 2003. Since its opening, students were taught in the monastery building and in bamboo sheds, which need repair or reconstruction every year. No less than 350 students are studying at this school at present. Thenew building and related facilities provided under Japan’s assistance scheme are expected to improve the children’s learning environment.
It is expected that this assistance will benefit students in their pursuit of formal studies, thereby further strengthening existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.