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What makes this place amazing?

L ocated in Thanlyin Pagoda Hill, Myanmar, Thabarwa Centre, headed by Venerable Sayadaw Ashin Uttamasara, is a meditation and dhamma centre cum non-profit humanitarian organization working for a noble cause. It is established with unlimited access for general benefit and is fulfilling the most crucial needs of the society continually, persistently, dedicatedly, one by one.

Our centre opens 24 hours a day, seven days a week without recess. It is the sanctuary which is fulfilling the requirements of the multitude and the world (loka) round-the-clock without attachment and craving.

Also read our story on the road about this amazing center.

Help villagers build a new drain water system

"Without knowledge of trash management our drains get clogged by rubbish and/or bring diseases."



How can you participate?


he center is extended on 90 acres of land and very populated. We built the center on an empty land and created house after house, street after street, building after building and later on hospital one after the other. As the center started to grow and expand we had to set up all the water system, roads, septic tanks, and drain water systems. Because of the very rapid growth, the emergency to create shelters and find solutions to all the wastes and to cover basic needs , many systems are not working properly or are overloaded.

The drain water system is essential to drive water out of our center all year long and especially during the raining season. Due to lack of trash management and education the drains get clogged by rubbish or other organic waste and overflows and/or bring diseases proliferation. After trying to clean it again and again we understand that only a systematic approach can solve the problem efficiently : by dividing the drains into sections, inserting filters that will not allow the rubbish to flow down further and covering with a mesh that would prevent external trash to come in we can , section by section, be successful to clean and cover the full drain system in all the center and sanitize the streets.

The center is in need of materials, skills and people that are willing to spend time at the Center.


Some mesh to cover, filters fit to the drain size, metallic structure to fix the cover and allow to open at filter points to clean regularly.


Patience, perseverance, manual skills to measure each section and prepare the cover and filters (welding skills are welcome), being systematic and adaptable to different situations. Ability to work as a team. While some volunteers may work on measuring and creating the covers and filters another team may start to clean the drain and dispose all rubbish away than installing the cover and finish one section. The center is very big and there are a lot of surfaces to cover but each section complete will be a step forward to the sanitization of the center and benefit well being and safety of all the residents and sick people living here.


ThaBarWa Yeiktha

Yone Gyi Road

Phayar Kone Village, Thanlyin Township

Yangon, Myanmar