MONASTIC SCHOOL IN AYEYARWADY REGION THROUGH JAPAN’S GRASS-ROOTS ASSISTANCE
The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has extended the assistance totaling US$ 108,221 for one humanitarian assistance program entitled “The Project for Construction of Buddha Yaungchi Monastic Post Primary School in Ayeyarwady Region”.
The hand-over and opening ceremony of the said newly constructed school building was held at project site in Ayeyarwady Region on 3 March 2014. Mr. Sachio OTAKI, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, committee chairman and committee members of school construction project headed by Chief Monk Sayardaw, students and local residents attended that ceremony.
The project will benefit around 200 students, who are now studying under insufficient learning environment in old religious buildings.
The Government of Japan provided funding for one-storey reinforced concrete school building, toilets, and necessary school furniture at that one monastic school through its GGP Scheme. The Government of Japan has helped 677 various grass-roots projects in Myanmar under this GGP scheme since 1993, and among them, 305 education projects have been included. It is expected that these assistance will further strengthen existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar, which marks 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation this year.