Saw Naing Htoo Htoo,
"I would like to become guitarist
"I can speak in front of the
May Thu Nyein,
English. I now know that how to
deal with other. How to stand on
my own foot."
This is part of the Community Development Program: Learn more about ABM's Programs here
The Myanmar Education program is diverse, offering community training, seminars and support for schools. In 2016 the Church of the Province of Myanmar (CPM) held a “Community Work Training” course, organised by the Anglican Young People’s Association in Yangon. This six-week course was designed to assist young people in gaining practical life-skills and general knowledge, equipping them to go on to lead productive and rewarding lives.
A total of 15 youths attended, including 10 girls and five boys, along with numerous teachers and guest speakers from prominent religious and secular institutions. The subjects covered in the course included English, Anglican Spirituality, Public Speaking, Management, Gender Awareness and much more.
The students were also invited to attend the various Anglican churches around Yangon City on Sundays, and given the opportunity to go on excursions around the city centre. As many of the youths were from small rural communities in Myanmar, this experience helped to broaden their perspective on life, stimulating positive ideas for what they might like to do in the future.
The Director of the program, Naw Laldini, said there was great change in the teenagers over the time they participated.
“I am grateful to see that they made themselves happy and improved their skills. They especially learnt to live together in unity with other friends from different dioceses. I also noticed that they were very united in whatever they are asked to do, creating team-spirit amongst themselves”.
“We would like to thank those who come and give lectures to the trainees with love, all the organisations which hosted our trainees for the excursions, the Bishops’ court faculty members for their warm and kind helps, and especially ABM who supported the training. May God bless all them always,” she said.
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June 2017 - In February and March of 2017, the Church of the Province of Myanmar again held the Community Work Training course for young people. A total of 25 trainees from six dioceses participated in the course, and recently told ABM what they had learnt. Read more.