MJTD and the locators in the SEZ donated stationary to more than 400 students in Thilawa. We also continue to provide our scholarship programme. In 2016, 11 high school students and three university students were awarded full scholarships that cover their tuition fees. Free advanced English language classes were conducted for university students.
MJTD and the locators in the SEZ continued the Health and Nutrition programme for the local community. In 2016, students from the Aye Mya Thida village benefitted from health and dental check-ups conducted by health specialists supplied in by MJTD and the locators in the SEZ.
We and the locators in the SEZ also donated two years’ worth of clinical equipment and resources for the operation of a clinic in Thilawa.
MJTD and the locators in the SEZ supported a novitiation ceremony for 65 novices from Thilawa.
We and the locators in the SEZ also initiated activities to improve the conditions of villages nearby. A brick-lined pond, water pumping system, road safety speed bumps and signboards were installed at the AlwanSut village. Staff from MJTD, Dowa Eco System, and villagers from AlwanSut got together to gather garbage and clean up the village.
MJTD and the locators in the SEZ planted trees around the parameter of the Thilawa SEZ and also improved water supply to areas around Thilawa that suffered from water scarcity.