“The Above Video is the Performance of Awareness Delivering Night to their Community by the Training Alumni.”
Name of Training : Democratic and Civic Values Education for Youths _ Loilen Township, Southern Shan State (လူငယ္မ်ားအတြက္ ဒီမိုကေရစီ တန္ဖိုး၊ အႏွစ္သာရႏွင့္၊ ႏုိင္ငံသားေကာင္းဆုိင္ရာ စံႏႈန္းမာ်း အသိပညာေပးသင္တန္း)
Training targeted to the Shan Ethnic Youths of Panlong Sub-township, Loilem District, Southern Shan State.
Purpose of the Training Grant: The purpose of the training is that with more participation of young active citizens, Myanmar will build a responsible environment of genuine democratic country. The young citizens of Loilen Township will understand about civic and democratic values and then they will engage and participate in the environmental conservation of a democratic country. The active young voters and first time voters will realize the values of their ballots and actively participate in voting to select their representative in 2020 general election and future elections.
The training was hold at the Townmo Library of Shan Ethnic Literacy and Cultural Association for 5-day. 41 Shan ethnic youths participants (25 of Female and 16 of Male participants) attended the training and they performed awareness delivery activity with cultural dance to their community at the night of the last- training day.
This training grant was generously supported by the Terre Des Hommes (TDH-Germany).
Period of the Training Grant : 1-28, February, 2019
Participants’ Knowledge Development after Training
The training on “the Values and Norms of Democracy & Democratic Practice for Youths” was hold in Tongmoh Library of Shan Literacy and Culture Association for five days from 7 to 11, February, 2019.
There were 41 young participants from different ward/ village tracts of Loilen and Penlong towns. 90% of them are first time voters from 16 to 25 years old. In educational level of the participants, 32% are with primary school and 17% are with middle school, 29% are with high school and 22% are with graduates in each.
Participants’ Stories about Training
– A participant from Loi Mutt Village shared that “The reasons I attended the trainings including this one is I am willing to work for development of my village, my home town and my country as much as I can. Although I didn’t know what democracy is before I attend the training, I understand very well about the democracy, its principles and election as well. I will share about democracy and election to my community and will encourage them to participate in the electoral process. I am really thankful to all the training organizers, donors, trainers and any other supporters for giving me opportunity to attend the training.”
– “The subject I like most is the duty of government in human rights module; government must respect the citizens’ rights, government must protect not to lose the citizens’ rights and government must fulfill the citizens’ rights that do not meet.” Said a male training participant
Please see detail in the following document about Report of the Training.