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February 27, 2018

Handicraft courses aim to empower rural community

Trainess learning to male handicrafts. Photo: Ko Myo Lwin (Pha-An)
Trainess learning to male handicrafts. Photo: Ko Myo Lwin (Pha-An)

THE Small-Scale Industries Department under the Ministry of Cooperatives has conducted handcraft trainings in rural areas in order to create opportunities for local residents by allowing them to sell handmade items.
In cooperation with the Rural Development Department, the Small-Scale Industries Department recently organised trainings in Hpa-An, Kayin State, a major tourist destination, in which residents learned to make items out of bamboo, rattan and water hyacinth.
Altogether, 30 trainees attended the 12-day craft courses, where they learned to make eight kinds of handicrafts, including tissue boxes, pen boxes, wallets and place mats. The trainees were awarded course completion certificates on 26 February.—Ko Myo Lwin (Pha-An)


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