Child workers to be surveyed in six Yangon townships

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The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will conduct a survey on underage child workers in six townships in Yangon to inform efforts to provide education and health services to out-of-school children, said Minister Dr Win Myat Aye at the Upper House.

He added: “The ministry launched its survey in Sanchaung and Kamayut townships. The six-month pilot project has emerged following the government’s 100-day plan. The move aims to ensure child workers have access to education, health and vocational training.”

Under the six-month plan, the ministry will help street children reunite with their families, send orphaned children to training schools, take action against parents and guardians who force children to work, in accordance with the Child Law.

In line with the 100-day plan, the ministry drafted a pilot project to bring down the number of street children, beggars, homeless and people with disabilities in Yangon and Mandalay. 

The ministry will educate people by distributing leaflets and expose those who manipulate street children by taking effective actions against them. 

The ministry will help children from underprivileged families to attend vocational training courses and will create jobs for them, offer free medical treatments and provide them with income-generating businesses in cooperation with respective ministries

 

Source: Eleven Myanmar
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