Youths actively participate in orphan reduction and protection programmes

Dr. Mya Thida, General Secretary of the Orphans Reduction and Protection Association (Myanmar). Photo: MNA
Dr. Mya Thida, General Secretary of the Orphans Reduction and Protection Association (Myanmar). Photo: MNA

Youths attending the All-Round Youth Development Festival (Mandalay) were seen actively participating in orphan reduction and protection programmes facilitated by the Orphans Reduction and Protection Association (Myanmar).
The programs began yesterday morning and vocalists Sumo and Ma Thazin Thiri Khit entertained the audience with songs in Innwa Hall 9 at the University of Mandalay.
The programmes for raising awareness on reducing the number of orphans and protecting them included stage plays, documentaries and roundtable discussions.
Dr. Mya Thida, General Secretary of the Orphans Reduction and Protection Association (Myanmar), talked about the programs saying, “We have our association’s exhibition rooms in this festival and they have posters and pamphlets to raise awareness. Every youth who came observed for themselves and then asked us questions. We answered to what they wanted to know and gave souvenirs to the youths who engaged in these question and answer dialogues.”
She continued, “The exhibits have been set up to encourage active participation from the youths and the public. It’s one of the tasks. I want the youths to participate as they engage in the roundtable talks in Innwa Hall 9.”
“We also had a quiz, separated into three parts. The first part asked about proverbs relating to our culture and tradition, self-value, physical appearances and married life. The second part asked about reproductive health and if they have acquired the knowledge for it to the degree that they should. We gave prizes to the youths who could answer the questions with Ks150,000 for the first prize, Ks100,000 for the second price and Ks50,000 for third prize. This is something that will only succeed with public involvement. We must understand reproductive health. That’s why we arranged for our exhibits in a way they can participate directly,” said Dr. Mya Thida.
She added that, “Sumo and Ma Thazin Thiri Khit (vocalists) sang songs about our association, about orphans and about mothers. They performed in three places; at Innwa Hall 9 where we’re located, at the MRTV congratulatory band and at the convocation hall.” —Aung Min Han

Students and people observe programmes for raising awareness on reducing the number of orphans and protecting them at the festival. Photo: MNA
Students and people observe programmes for raising awareness on reducing the number of orphans and protecting them at the festival. Photo: MNA
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