18th December 2010
An earlier post describes a visit to Kyoon Khing Gyi School following a period of exceptional rain. On 18th December 2010, Dr. Hla Tun made a further visit, accompanied by two guests from the 'Road to Mandalay'. Each of the 230 students were given two exercise books and two pencils.
At many schools in Myanmar, some classrooms are rather basic. This illustrates the importance of the 'Road to Mandalay' charitable initiative to provide better schoolrooms, substantially built using brick walls and zinc-coated corrugated steel roofs, paid for by foreign donors.
The visit to Kyoon Khing Gyi also gave an opportunity to look at progress in the construction of the new school building donated by the Toyota Charter Group from Australia.At the adjacent village of In Chaung, Dr. Hla Tun looked at the foundations of another donated school building which should be finished in May 2011.