Sutakami Library was built in 2000 to enable students to “Search for Knowledge”. It was donated by the family of Diana and Graham Millington from England. In addition to serving PDO's students and faculty, the Library has approximately 1,000 outside members. The Library includes the following:
Audio Room (English Language learning by self-access) – self-access study facilitated with CDs and books together, English videos, and English teacher resource books
- Book Room - There is reader corner for students, young learners of English and adult readers displayed with young learner books, classic, junior fiction, fiction, non-fiction and other professional books such as engineering, medical
- A multi-purpose hall on the second floor is ideal for classes, meeting, and seminars, with a capacity to accommodate 150 people. Since 2014, the space has been used as a non-formal teaching classroom.
- Research Room and eTekkatho, a free, open offline digital library that helps users find books, teaching materials, journal articles, datasets and other educational resources.
- Free wifi access was provided by Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation ( MBAPF), 2015
There are Samsung tablets for library users who want to use them to access on-line educational materials such as internet surfing and research, TedTalks, etc.
Sutakami Library, the Mandalay Millennium Centre, is designed to provide a learning atmosphere for people who want to learn the English language not only through self-study, but also by attending English Language programs including English conversation classes with fluent and native English-speaking teachers. Most of the Library’s users are students from different universities, Phaung Daw Oo students, and staff and foreign volunteers. Over 150 users visit the Library every day and the facility is used as a venue for the Debate Club and other activities on weekends. Click here for the Debate Community's Facebook Page
The Library has run a mobile library that aims to reach other monastic schools, providing loans of English and Burmese literature books for periods of up to three months.
Library Hours of Operation
Sutakami Library is open from 09:00 am to 16:00 pm on every weekday, and stays open until 15:30 pm on Fridays. The Library is closed on weekends, public, and school holidays.
Library Activities and Programs
- Book & Reading Clubs
- Reading Challenges
- English Conversation with fluent volunteer teachers
- Debate Club
- Movie Time
- Library Orientation
- Mobile Library
- Outreach Program
Book fair/donation books
The Library has held book fairs in which books are given to other institutions that needed books for their respective collections. Nearly 3,500 books in English were given to other institutions and organizations in 2014.
The Library donates to other monastic schools and organizations that want to set up libraries or need for books for their programs.
The Library's collections were donated by Diana Millington, Genette Dagtoglou, the British Council, Asia Foundation and a number of generous individuals and donors.
Librarians & Contact Information
Daw Khin Chit Win- Chief Librarian (Section Head)
Daw Thin Tin Aye - Librarian
Daw Nu Nu Win - Library staff
Daw Pa Pa Hlaing - Library Staff
Daw Thu Zar Win - Library Staff
Daw Htet Htet Aung- Library Staff
Daw Moe Myat Thwe- Library Staff
Ma Nan Htar Kyi- Volunteer
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