MJTD and the locators in the SEZ believes that our supporting activities must benefit local communities and children. We have launched many initiatives focusing on four main areas – Education, Community, Health and Capacity Building. Since 2015, our initiatives 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. More than 2,000 children received stationery kits jointly donated by MJTD and the Locators. The initiative is a tradition started by MJTD to encourage children to look forward to the re-opening of their school term in June. MJTD and the Locators started donating stationery kits to children in 2015 and last year donated 400 kits. This year’s donation ceremony sets a new record in the number of children benefiting from the initiative, a five-fold increase compared to the previous year.
A new two-storey building was constructed for the Myaing Thar Yar Sub-Basic Education High School. The new building provides more space for students so that they are able to learn and interact in a conducive environment.
A new library was donated at Aye Mya Thida village to cultivate the habit of reading among young children in the village. More than 700 books, jointly contributed by MJTD and the local community, are available in the library for the benefit of the children.
The ongoing scholarship program is also continued for 11 students and we have provided for 20 students. MJTD also organised for a second batch high school graduates to attend English language classes to learn the language following the success and positive feedback from students from the first batch.
MJTD and the locators in the SEZ continued the Health and Nutrition programme for the local community. We donated hand wash and sanitizer gel for two local hospitals and 232 schools from the Thanlyin-Kyauktan area to prevent influenza H1N1 which outbreak begun late July in Myanmar.
MJTD and Thilawa SEZ locators initiated activities to improve the conditions of villages nearby. A new concrete road measuring 1,900ft long and 12ft connecting Myaing Tharyar villiage to the Thanlyin-Kyauktan main road was donated to Myaing Thar Yar Ward 3. The road was constructed based on feedback received from the local community during one of our regular community engagement session. MJTD also helped with the clearance of garbage for Alwan Sut village on several occasions since 2016.