The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP/GGA) Scheme , has decided to extend an assistance of US$ 91,284 for a humanitarian program entitled “ The Project for Construction of Ye Wun Monastic Post Primary School in Ma ndalay Region”.
Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Minister-Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan , and U Net Kyaw , Chairman of Ye Wun Monastic Post Primary School Construction Committee, signed the grant contract of this project on 22 March 2012.
Ye Wun Monastic Post Primary School was first established in 1995 at Ye Wun Monastery to provide free education to children of poor families and orphans. It was upgraded to a Post Primary School in 2005. As the number of students increased, they were faced with the problem of insufficient classrooms. Students had to learn their lessons at a temporary school building with a roof made of toddy-palm frond and without partitions. Due to the lack of furniture, students had to sit on empty cement bags spread on the ground. The abbot, students, Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) and parents tried to construct a new school building; however, they wear faced with financial difficulties to do so because villagers were those on low income.
The one-storey school building, which comprises of 5 classrooms, toilets and school furniture was funded under the GGP/GGA scheme to enable the monastic school to provide a better learning environment. This assistance will benefit students in their pursuit of formal studies, and further strengthen existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.
JAPAN'S GRANT ASSISTANCE FOR GRASS-ROOTS HUMAN SECURITY PROJECTS