MJTD and the locators in the SEZ aim to benefit the local community and children through our supporting activities. Our initiatives focus on four main areas – Education, Community, Health and Capacity Building. Since 2015, these activities have touched the lives of thousands of people around Thilawa and beyond.
Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development (MJTD) together with the companies located in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) held a donation ceremony at Moe Kyoe Swan Monastery in May earlier this year and about 2,700 children received stationery supplies jointly donated by MJTD and the locators. This annual donation has been a tradition by MJTD to encourage children to look forward to the re-opening of their school term in June. MJTD and the locators began donating stationery supplies to children in 2015 and the number of children benefiting from the initiative has continuously increased each year.
In addition, an ongoing scholarship program granted scholarships to 11 students and 3 university students in 2018. TSEZ also organizes different capacity building trainings for community development, this includes a basic English class which had about 200 students attend the training. A sewing class has also been provided to 12 women who reside around the economic zone.
A complete set of twenty desktop computers are also donated to (No.2) High School, Kyaut Tan township in order to set up a computer lab as we believe that all students require better access to technology and digital literacy in this era.
The preschool located in Myaing Tharyar village has also renovated and upgraded with the support of TSEZ, supplying essential teaching materials and school facilities in order to promote the early childhood development.
MJTD and the locators in the SEZ have proceeded with the health and nutrition programme for the local community and upgraded the The Myaing Thar Yar clinic to provide additional support in the health sector.