THROUGH JAPAN’S GRASS-ROOTS ASSISTANCE, TWO MONASTIC SCHOOLS IN YANGON REGION
The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has extended the assistance totaling US$ 187,657 for two humanitarian assistance programs entitled:-
- 1. “The Project for Construction of Shwe Min Wun Monastic Post Primary School in Yangon Region, US$87,150
- 2. “The Project for Construction of North Okkalapa Dhamamaydini Monastic Basic Middle School in Yangon Region”, US$100,507
The hand-over and opening ceremonies of the newly constructed 2 monastic primary and middle school buildings were held at each location in Yangon Region on 3 February 2014. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Japan, Sayardaw Badanta kititarya, Chairman of Monastic Education Supervisory Committee of Yangon Region, respective committee chairmen and committee members of each school construction project headed by Chief Monk Sayadaws, students and local residents attended those ceremonies.
The two monastic school projects in Mingalardon and North Okkalapa Townships in Yangon Region will benefit around 1,300 students, who are now studying under insufficient learning environment in old religious buildings.
Under such circumstances, the Government of Japan provided funding for reinforced concrete school buildings, toilets, and necessary school furniture at those two monastic schools through its GGP Scheme. Japan has built 279 schools under the GGP scheme since 1998. It is expected that this assistance will provide better learning and sanitation environment for the students of those two schools and further strengthen existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.