Improving School Infrastructure and Facilities for Children in M&AOSB Project Area
Pyae Pyae Phyo
Myint & Associates Offshore Supply Base Limited (M&AOSB) always recognizes the importance of improving the livelihoods of local communities. Proper school infrastructure and facilities have a positive impact on the overall school environment including effective teaching and learning process. There are a total of four public schools in the surrounding areas of the Nga Yoke Kaung bay location where the M&AOSB project locates. As part of M&AOSB’s core values, the company’s CSR Program supports these schools in the area on a needs basis under the company’s shared value investment.
In June 2022, the schools across Myanmar were back in session for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year. The Basic Education Schools around the M&AOSB project area were also reopened for in-person learning under the COVID-19 prevention measures.
As part of the Community Infrastructure Development initiatives, the CSR Team of M&AOSB initiated to provide proper school facilities and learning environment to the children of the host communities at the beginning of this school year. The CSR Team conducted the needs assessment of three schools in Nanttharpu Village Tract, Kyway Chaing Village Tract, and Nga Yoke Kaung Town. The Team visited these schools to identify the current needs and acknowledged the requests of each school, and further discussed the necessary matters with School Principals, School Development Committees, and Village Administrators. After the internal review and thorough evaluation, the CSR Team took up school support initiatives to fulfill the urgent needs of the three local schools.
In August 2022, M&AOSB’s CSR Program donated a GSS stainless steel water tank (1,000 liters) to Basic Education High School of Nga Yoke Kaung Town. The CSR Program completed a provision of five whiteboards with (8’ x 4’) length and conducted classroom floor renovation and wall painting for Basic Education High School (Sub) of Nanttharpu Village Tract. The CSR Program also provided a handwashing station with eight taps for Basic Education High School (Sub) of Kyway Chaing Village Tract.
To sum up, M&AOSB’s CSR Program contributed a total amount of MMK 2,800,000 to the development of school infrastructure and facilities in Nga Yoke Kaung, Nanttharpu, and Kyway Chaing. M&AOSB hopes that these initiatives will result in positive outcomes for the stakeholders and children alike.