The Government of Japan, under its Grassroots Grant Assistance (GGA) Scheme, granted US$ 71,582 for upgrading the PLHA Center in Mon State .
Mr. Masashi OGAWA, Counselor, the Embassy of Japan in the Union of Myanmar, and Sister Martha Paul , Project Manager of Myitta Kyaemone , a recipient organization, signed the grant contract on 26 th March 2008 .
The PLHA (People Living with HIV/AIDS) center was established in 2002 to provide effective and holistic support to orphans and vulnerable children of AIDS patients. Education, health care and psychosocial supports and income generation activities for PLHA are provided at the center. In recognition of the Myitta Kyaemon's attempt for providing better health care and psychosocial support for PLHA, the Government of Japan decided to fund one building, one pump house, one water storage tank and seven sewing machines for vocational training.
It is expected that this assistance will improve the Myitta Kyaemon's service and benefit PLHA in the area.