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April 06, 2020

Ayeyawady Region moves to form association to reduce, protect orphans

Orphans Reduction and Protection Association’s (Myanmar) members held a meeting at Pathein University in Pathein, Ayeyawady Region yesterday. Photo: MNA

A meeting was held in Pathein University yesterday where the Ayeyawady Region Government, local elders, and humanitarian organizations met to discuss the formation of an association for reducing the number of orphans and providing protection for them.
Firstly, Daw Khin Hnin Nyo, the wife of Ayeyawady Region’s Chief Minister, delivered a speech, and was followed by a presentation from Orphans Reduction and Protection Association’s (Myanmar) chairperson Daw May Yin Tun about the association’s formation. Next, the association’s General Secretary Prof. Dr. Mya Thida explained about the association’s role in the Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs and the reason for the day’s meeting. Dr. Khin Than Aye, an association member, then explained of the association’s current processes.
Afterwards, commemorative music for the association was played and a book on the association’s organization, music disc, badge, and membership concept documents were presented to Dr. Hla Myat Thwe, the chairperson of the Ayeyawady Region Women’s Affairs Committee and also Regional Minister for Social Affairs. Next, concept notes from different townships were given to relevant officials and all the attendants then took a documentary photo together. Present at the meeting were association chairperson Daw May Yin Tun, General Secretary Prof. Dr. Mya Thida, association members Daw Khaing Nwe Oo, Dr. Khin Than Aye, Daw Kyin Than, the regional chief minister’s wife, regional ministers, department officials, local elders, humanitarian organizations, and invited guests. In the afternoon, a public lecture was held in Pathein University explaining the formation of the Orphans Reduction and Protection Association, its objectives, processes and other trivia. The association’s General Secretary Prof. Dr. Mya Thida explained about the problems orphans have to face, the association’s fundamentals, objectives and processes, and work related to forming the Ayeyawady Region sub-association. Association member Daw Kyin Than then explained about the meaning behind the association’s logo, flag and symbol.
Next, a Q&A session was held after which association chairperson Daw May Yin Tun delivered the closing speech.
Present at the public lecture were association members Daw Khaing Nwe Oo, Dr. Khin Than Aye, regional chief minister’s wife Daw Khin Hnin Nyo, regional ministers, Hluttaw representatives, department officials, local elders,
humanitarian organizations, and invited guests.
In the evening, a public lecture on reproductive health was held, with students from the Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Nursing College, University of Education, and Government Technical Institute in attendance.

 

Maung Maung Myint (District IPRD)

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