Courtesy Call: Yangon Mayor Meets Japanese School Students For Better City

18 July 2019
2019-07-18 16:58

A courtesy call on Mayor of Yangon city was held by students from Yangon Japanese School at YCDC Meeting Hall on Thursday.

With the support of JICA, 17 grade-4 students from Yangon Japanese School presented their dream and plans for better and safer Yangon city to the Mayor of Yangon city.

4th Grade Student, Yangon Japanese School, Kosuda Eri said “I wish for less rubbish and traffic jam in Yangon. We took photos of places or things that we think are not good for the city, wrote captions and sent them to our teacher. The teacher translated them into Myanmar language.”

Teacher, Yangon Japanese School, Okamoto Tatsuya said “We will be very happy if the Mayor takes consideration and makes implementations for at least one of the projects students presented today. In Japan, there are factories that can recycle rubbish. We hope people in Yangon to use plastics that can be recycled.”

The presentations include students’ self-studied and drafted plans for 4 main issues – rubbish clearance, road clearance, traffic clearance and electricity. For the presentations, students took lessons and explored Yangon city since April of this year.

Mayor, Yangon City, Maung Maung Soe said “Their idea and performance is very good. We need to create environment for our local students to have this kind of thinking. If possible, we will try to invite Japanese students to perform at public schools for knowledge sharing and creative thinking.”

Japanese students met and presented their findings for further collaboration between students, the Mayor and YCDC as well as sharing of Japanese way of educating students.

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