At Shangri-La, our colleagues are committed to seeing tasks through from start to finish. Since 2010, Sule Shangri-La, Yangon committed to improving a local school from a simple roof in a courtyard to a fully-equipped three-story center. The six-year journey was long, but well worth it.
In 2010, Sule Shangri-La, Yangon began its journey with Sasana Hita Kari Pri Yatti Monastic Education Center to build better facilities for the children. The initiative started with a new roof in the monastery’s open courtyard to shelter the children and teachers from heavy monsoons. Before the roof was built, the school had to shut down during monsoon season.
The next year, hotel colleagues installed windows, door frames and doors at the monastery, further shielding teachers and students from heavy rain.
In 2012, colleagues helped broaden students’ imaginations by stocking a library full of entertaining and educational books. The hotel also arranged a clinic with volunteer doctors to provide students, teachers and nearby residents with free health screenings.
The clinic continued to grow when, in 2013, the hotel sponsored new changing rooms and bathrooms with shower facilities.
From 2014 to 2015, the monastery’s school became the focus of improvement. During the two years, the hotel sponsored a three-story, fully-equipped school to replace its previous school. For the first time in the monastery’s history, children would have their own classrooms.
Despite heavy setbacks due to severe floods, the new school continued to progress.
On May 3, 2016, the school officially opened. It was an exciting day as children entered their new classrooms with new school uniforms and school supplies sponsored by the hotel.
From beginning to end, colleagues at Sule Shangri-La, Yangon proved that determination and team work can combine to make great things happen. Congratulations to everyone involved!