Building safer schools in Myanmar
Work has begun on the second phase of Plan’s project to rebuild schools in Myanmar following the devastating cyclone that hit the country in May.
The project, the result of a partnership between Plan and Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ), will see the completion of eight new schools, including three disaster-resilient ones, by July 2009. Each school will have the capacity to accommodate 500 people in the event of a disaster.
Building for the futureEnsuring children return to school safely is a key priority for Plan. Cyclone Nargis destroyed or severely damaged more than 3,000 schools, leaving 360,000 children in affected areas without safe places to learn.
To date, Plan and BAJ have already handed over 21 schools to community parent-teacher associations and relevant authorities, benefiting thousands of students.
Help for preschool childrenPlan is also partnering with national non-governmental organization, Metta Foundation, to construct 14 early childhood care and development centers to support the physical and emotional development of preschool children.
The project will include the construction of five disaster-resilient structures in remote areas that will each be able to hold 300 people in the event of a disaster.
Although the project sites can only be accessed via river, which is slowing work, the project is expected to be completed by June 2009.
Thank you for your supportThe children and families affected by Cyclone Nargis extend their thanks to all of Plan’s supporters. The generosity of our sponsors and donors has enabled children and families affected by the devastating cyclone to begin the journey to recovery.
With your contribution today, we can continue to provide immediate relief and longer-term assistance to children and families affected by disasters. Thank you.