MoSWRR discusses work plan for civics, decent citizens

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye holds meeting with relevant organizations and youths on drafting work plan for civics and decent citizens via videoconference on 2 October 2020. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement hosted a virtual meeting on drafting of work plan for civics and decent citizens which is a priority of National Strategic Plan for Youth Policy (2020-2024) on 2 October.
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, in his capacity as Chairperson of Myanmar Youth Affairs Committee, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, Permanent Secretary, Directors-General, Deputy Directors-General, officials of the Ministry of Information, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, Union Civil Service Board, Anti-Corruption Commission, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, National Reconciliation and Peace Centre and young members of Myanmar Youth Affairs Committee joined the meeting.
The Union Minister said that implementation of youth policy strategic plan (2020-2024), which was already approved, will begin in 2020-2024 FY.
All people cooperatively need to fight against COVID-19, and the ministry is also largely participating in COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment processes.
Youths including Nay Pyi Taw Council/State/Region youth affairs committees are working on implementation of the strategic plan, he added, saying that not only three responsible Union Ministries but also departments concerned need to cooperate in the process.
He called for participation of civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, UN organizations and experts in drawing up of policy and strategic plan.
There are 16 procedures in the strategic plan, and it is important to nurture new youth generations. The Ministry of Education plays a crucial role in implementing the strategic plan.
There are six strategies in one sector. Strategy 1 is adopting teaching methods for civics curriculum that based on the values of human rights, democratic norms and federalism.
The ministry will cooperate with relevant ministries including the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs to add in long-term curriculum plans.
Strategy 2 is about teaching – which includes conducting training for out-of-school youths, trainings that can bear benefits during stay-at-home period, teaching youths in wards and villages and cooperation with youth affairs committees.
Strategy 3 emphasizes on conducting educating programmes for the emergence of youths in full of responsibility and accountability.
The youth affairs committees should lead for the participation of young ethnic people. The Human Rights Commission, civil organizations and international organizations should hold online roundtable talk for the people to know the democratic norms. But it will need technological support.
Strategy 4 states to create programmes for the volunteering sprit among the young people while Strategy 5 focuses on participation of young people in altruism sectors. Nowadays, Myanmar young people actively participate in volunteering processes.
Strategy 6 is to develop the mindset of young staff to actively perform in their works and to implement programmes to practise good habits without any corruption in workplaces by understanding well the democratic norms and federalism. The Union Minister also called on the attendees to participate in discussion to implement these six strategic plans.
Director-General of Social Welfare Department reported on budget allocation, expenses, programmes for youths affairs and drafted work plans.
Officials from relevant Union Ministries and organizations, and members of Myanmar Youth Affairs Committee also gave suggestions for drawing up of work plan for civics and decent citizens which is a priority of National Strategic Plan for Youth Policy (2020-2024).— MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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