Monastic Education High School |
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Daw Oo Monastic Education High School
mission of Phaung Daw Oo
Phaung Daw Oo is dedicated
to providing quality, free education to the under-privileged children
of Mandalay. We will not close our doors to any child in need.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of standards
in our curriculum. To this end, our teaching staff must meet the
highest expectation of our program. We believe that all children
can succeed in life and find the path to which they may find happiness.
Founded in 1993 by
Venerable Nayaka B. Sc (Chem.) and Venerable Jotika B. Sc (Chem.)
over seventeen years of private free institution for children
who nearly drop out of school forever due to financial status
of their family.
It is situated in
Nanshe, in the resettlement residential suburb of North East Mandalay.
to become integrated education school
It was named Phaung Daw Oo, Integrated
Education School, by Mr. Karl Dorning, Program Coordinator, World
Vision Myanmar, after his spouse, Mrs. Sue Dorning’s sentimental
trip to Project Site in February 1996, together with UNICEF delegation
led by Mrs. Chen Xiaoyu, project officer, child welfare services.
They were the first
benefactors who promised to undertake to look for the charitable
funds and later assured access for the estimated US $ 9,959.67
for income generation.
We provide access
to education for the children from kinder garden up to high school
courses that of state curriculum which is accredited by the government.
Both girls and boys attend classes
and enrollment is not based to towards any specific religion and
any fees are not charged.
Presently, 108 teachers
are employed to teach the 6453 enrolled children. In order to
pay these teachers a basic salary, total funding are obliged to
be raised through income generation and occasional donations.
By giving charity to children you
may fill their lives with hope and bring yourself a smile.
our children struggle in life. The students of Phaung Daw Oo have
led lives of toil and plight. Their parents have no wealth or
access to health care. Many students have no accommodation or
luxuries, they live at the school. Our classrooms are few and
our students are many.
These children are
wild flowers. If we let these precious things float out to endless
streets where they can only learn despair, they will lose hope.
Through love we may fill their lives with inspiration and opportunity.
Please make yourself the shelter for those whose lives are poor
and lonely, help them to find their way.
We opened this school to offer education
to poor children denied access to even the most basic education
services as a model of grass roots development, a non-government
self-reliance school by specifically targeting children from poor
either rural of urban family, orphans, ethnic, abuse, neglect,
abandon and poverty-stricken children and for those who could
not attend the government schools for various reasons.
We generation some income through
school activities such as mechanical repairs, tools making, welding,
photo copying and computer typing, but this is not nearly enough
to meet our needs. As the enrolment rate is almost doubling every
two years, it places an enormous stress on our resources., we
had to face a significant double-burden combining with for upgrading
school facilities and for employing more teachers, with an adequate salary.
To address the mounted
problem we need to your charity fund.
The monthly school
expenditure of the scool in 2002/2003 academic year in totalled
approximately US $ 1,009.25 of which US $ 406.67
for teachers’s salaries, US $ 300 for clinic and
US $ 302.58 is for other expenses, including fuel and
light, travelling expenses, furniture, transportation for English
speaking teachers, administration charges, photocopier and computer
maintenance, teahers’ kid, stationary for monthly test and
medical care for children, etc.
to the needy features
Each year the school
spends the equivalent of $ 10 per student, but we ask no
money of the parents. They cannot afford over one dollar. The
school opens its doors freely to all families in Mandalay. We
can only do this through the support of our donors, people like
you who can afford the small donations necessary to run our school.
Please, if you want to help, contact
We give great thanks
to the following donors:
For Library donated by Mrs. Diana Millton and Mr. Graham Millto(Director
Friendship School building donated by Mr. Steven Killelea The
Charitable Foundation (US$ 110000).
Friendship School building donated by United Nation Women Association
was Founded by the Embassy of Japan (US$ 80,000).
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