Some (Daw Mu Mu Kin, Maurice Chee, Victor Wong) donated books to the YTU Library.
In the US, most libraries will accept reference books and text books that are less than three years old. The older books are given to “Friends of the Library” for fund raising.
Most sayas and alumni donated cash for the YTU Modernization Project. Some donated equipment. Some offered their expertise. Some negotiated to get discount for the equipment and services.
Donations are often made to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
Some donate in memory of their loved ones.
Many sayas and alumni offer food dana.
Some donate for victims of disasters (cyclone, fire, and flood).
Some offered food for the firefighters.
Some sayas (U Ba Than, U Aung Khin, Dr. San Hla Aung, U Tin Htut, U Soe Paing) gave back most of the Garawa money to their preferred charities. I witnessed U Ba Than giving K1 Lakh each to ten charities and U Tin Htut donating K10 Lakhs to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation. v