National Committee on Rights of Child holds coordination meeting online

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye presides over the coordination meeting with National Committee on Rights of Child via videoconference on 14 September 2020. Photo: MNA

The National Committee on Rights of Child held the 1/2020 coordination meeting online with its local committees at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement yesterday.
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, in his capacity as the chairman of committee, presided over the meeting which was also joined by deputy ministers, the directors-general, the deputy directors-general, civil society organizations, and the chairpersons and officials of child rights committees from Nay Pyi Taw Council and regions/states, child rights experts and representatives on child rights organizations.
In his opening remarks, the Union Minister explained the formation of management committees, work committees and technical teams for the emergence of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services for prompting the rights of children; the ECI pilot project is being implemented in 7 wards of villages of Ayeyawady, Yangon, Sagaing and Mon, covering from the infants to the babies under five-years old, in coordination with the relevant ministries, experts and well-trained community volunteers.
Myanmar has adopted policies and strategies after developing laws and bylaws for early childhood development, established 142 nursery schools under this programme, and more schools will also be set up in promoting self-reliant pre-primary schools across the country.
Under this programme, 1,543 self-reliant pre-primary schools received K1,635.58 million and 1,200 schools of mother circles (child nurseries) K1,724. 16 million in 2019-2020 financial year.
The national committee has established 7 childcare centres in Yangon, Mandalay, Magway, Mon, Shan (east), Ayeyawady and Rakhine for orphans, abandoned children and unprotected children. A child care centre that can accommodate 1,00 children has been established in Nay Pyi Taw with the cash contribution of Myanmar Association for Prevention, Care and Protection of Abandoned Children.
Director-General Dr San San Aye from the Department of Social Welfare presented the government’s implementation on the tasks under UN’s Convention on the Rights of Child.
The Deputy Director-General of the department reported on accomplishment of decisions in the national committee’s meetings, followed by the presentations of senior officials for respective subjects briefed on preparations for the 5th and 6th joint report of national committee and developing the draft bylaw and policy of child rights.
The chairpersons and committee members of committee from Nay Pyi Taw Council and regions/states discussed their works, followed by the suggestions of child rights experts.—MNA(Translated by Aung Khin)

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