MoSWRR organizes coordination meeting on establishment of Patheingyi Youth Training School

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye joins the virtual meeting on the establishment of Patheingyi Youth Training School in Mandalay on 4 December 2020. Photo: MNA

A coordination meeting on the establishment of Patheingyi Youth Training School in Mandalay was held via videoconferencing yesterday.
At the meeting, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye said the training centre is aimed for establishment of a correction and rehabilitation centre to shelter the youths who have violated the law.
The Union Minister discussed the plans to accept more youths under 18 years old at the centre according to the Child Rights Law which defines a child as anyone at 18 years old, the management system of Patheingyi Youth Training Centre like 16 staff members for 211 youths, challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic, efforts of ministry for the centre including healthcare service, security and buildings in the first quarter of 2020-2021FY, plans to follow the COVID-19 health rules in the centre, the Youth Policy which defines youths aged between 15 and 35 years, work plans in accordance with the 16 prioritized sectors of Youth Policy for the development of youths and awareness programmes for the youths to know their rights and chances to stay in the scope of the law.
Then, the Head of Region Social Affairs and Principals and staff of youth training schools briefed the current plans and needs of centres and the Deputy Minister, Directors-General, Deputy Directors-General and other officials coordinated the meeting.
In his concluding remark, the Union Minister emphasized the plans to keep carrying out despite COVID-19 to be familiar with the health guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Sports, trials for youths via videoconferencing, online intellectual talks in respective training centres, support of training for the human resource development of the country, educating programmes for the youths to know how to behave within the scope of law, group talks to exchange their views for mental development and the talks especially with those have experience regarding with drugs to refrain from using drugs. –MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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