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February 23, 2019

PLWDs, maternity circles, social support groups in Magway receive financial support

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye hands over cash assistance to authorities for people living with disabilities in Magway. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye hands over cash assistance to authorities for people living with disabilities in Magway. Photo: MNA

People living with disabilities – PLWDs in Magway Region, maternity circles and volunteer organizations received aid during a ceremony held at the General Administration Department’s meeting hall in Magway on 10 February.
The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, addressed the ceremony, saying social protection is the basis for socioeconomic development. He said PLWDs are provided not only financial assistance but also opportunities to learn vocational skills and an environment for acquiring employment. He said his ministry has collaborated with the Ministry of Education to provide lessons conducted in sign language for the deaf and they are in fact, successfully taking matriculation exams.
Chief Minister Dr. Aung Moe Nyo then delivered words of gratitude for the aid provided.
The Union Minister, Chief Minister and other officials then handed over the financial aid to the PLWDs in attendance and gifted toys and nutritional snacks for children. A regional Hluttaw MP spoke words of thanks for the aid provided.
The financial donation included K369,900,000 for 12,330 PLWDs in the region, K2,678,100 for maternity circles in Magway Tsp, K2,955,000 to a Hpan Khar Myay Home for the Aged, K6,534,000 Sarse Youth Development Philanthropic Centre, K1,000,000 for celebrating Bogyoke Aung San’s 104th birth anniversary in Natmauk Tsp, K700,000 each to a Pre-KG school and two Tatmadaw Pre-KG schools in Magway Tsp, and K2,678,100 for five maternity circles. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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