Auction-generated profits handed over in support of promoting education for underprivileged children

  • MMK 158 lakh (15.8 million) was channelled to Dhamma Widu Monastic School

June 14 2016, Taungyi – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) organized a donation handover ceremony on 13 June between the Telenor employees on behalf of bidders and head of Dhamma Widu Monastic School.

As announced before, the auction generated benefits of MMK 158 lakh (15.8 million) was today channeled to build a new monastic school building and acquire water pump at the school.

“We are supporting underprivileged children in Myanmar through a number of initiatives including channeling benefits from our special auctions. We are delighted to witness the willingness of our users to provide assistance to needy students while at the same time having opportunities for owning special numbers. We believe we will enable to continue creating more opportunities that generate mutual benefit to both our users and various communities in Myanmar,” said Min Thu, head of Business Sustainability at Telenor Myanmar.

Previous special numbers auction in Yangon and Mandalay have collected total bids of MMK 4,835 lakh (483.5 million) and MMK 3,579 lakh (357.9 million) respectively. From these two events, a total of MMK 3,183 lakh (318.3 million) was donated to Myanmar Mobile Education’s (myME) programmes, following the Yangon auction, and MMK 2,289 lakh (228.9 million) was donated to Myat Lay Yone Monastic School in Kwan Chan Gone Township and in Thin Kha Yine Orphanage in Bago Township, from the Mandalay auction. From 3 special numbers auctions total MMK 5630 lakh (563 million) profits were raised for donation.

About Dhama Widu Monastic School

Dama Widu Monastic School is located on Gon Htoo Street, Yadanar Thiri Ward, Taunggyi. It is home to 250 orphans providing formal education. It was established in 1994 with 24 young monks and later expanded to accept underprivileged children from neighborhood and adjacent towns. The school sustains itself from government subsidies and from public donors but is in need of a new building for girls, and water pumps to provide enough water to all students.

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