Myan­mar ASEAN Youth to fo­cus on ed­u­ca­tion and en­vi­ron­ment

The Myanmar Times - - News - AUNG KYAW MIN aungkyawmin@mm­times.com

THE Myan­mar ASEAN Youth Or­ga­ni­za­tion will hold events fo­cused on the de­vel­op­ment of ed­u­ca­tion and the en­vi­ron­ment in its 2016-18 strate­gic plan, Myan­mar branch pres­i­dent Ko Min Waiyan Win Ko said yes­ter­day.

“We will co­op­er­ate with the gov­ern­ment when we im­ple­ment the strate­gic plan, es­pe­cially when it comes to en­vi­ron­men­tal and ed­u­ca­tional de­vel­op­ment,” he said.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion is open to male vol­un­teers aged 17 to 40, with com­mit­tee mem­bers be­ing 18 to 35.

“We plan to start a two-month rain­for­est project as part of the en­vi­ron­men­tal mis­sion by co­op­er­at­ing with the lo­cal, con­cerned or­gan­i­sa­tions in Myan­mar,” said ASEAN Youth Or­ga­ni­za­tion pres­i­dent Sen­jaya Mu­lia.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion hopes to fa­cil­i­tate vol­un­teer ex­pe­ri­ences, youth em­pow­er­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, and in­sti­tu­tional and civic re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, he said.

The bor­ders of its mem­ber­ship do not end with ASEAN mem­ber coun­tries; Ja­pan and Aus­tralia are in­volved as well.

The ASEAN Youth Or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded in Au­gust 2011 and was re­formed in 2013. To­day, there are 150 com­mit­tee mem­bers and 3000 vol­un­teers.

The com­mit­tee form­ing the Myan­mar ASEAN Youth Or­ga­ni­za­tion is still small – 10 mem­bers – but re­cruit­ment starts next month, said or­gan­i­sa­tion sec­re­tary Ko Zaw Lunn Naung. In­ter­ested mem­bers can fill out an on­line form, he said.

The Myan­mar ASEAN Youth Or­ga­ni­za­tion at­tended an en­trepreneur­ship train­ing in June with En­ac­tus Canada, the Youth Em­pow­er­ment Project and ASESEC, a Span­ish eco­nomic or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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