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10/22/2009

Surprise at Gwe Chaung Gyi

091022_img_0428s There was a pleasant surprise at the Gwe Chaung Gyi town where we were preparing the shelter-type school construction.

Last week, an engineer staff at JEN visited the planned construction site and complained to the local people, saying that the construction company might include additional cost for road construction in the bill since there is no road on which they could haul construction materials. Then a week later I visited the town, and somehow we now have a road!

While it’s not yet complete, it seems like the local people built it by themselves. It was a very happy moment for all of us who have been working hard to empower these local people to become more self-reliant and independent.

091022_img_0438s We are now almost done obtaining a clearance from the Myanmar Ministry of Education to have our school officially registered. It was a day when we all were starting to get excited at the near prospect of having the town people visit the shelter-type school.

October 22, 2009 in Myanmar |