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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Myanmar, Nippon Foundation to set up IT Learning Centre of Excellence in Yangon


Yangon December 7

Myanmar plans to cooperate with Nippon Foundation of Japan in opening the information technology learning centre of excellence for those with disabilities, according to the ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and press release issued on 4 December by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

The ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities took place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris of France on 2 December 2016, attended by Union Minister for SWRR Dr Win Myat Aye and party.

On the occasion, the Union Minister participated as the leading speaker in the discussions on development of information technology and training for those with disabilities.

The Union Minister together with Myanmar Ambassador to France U Han Thu also attended the ceremony to sign the agreement with Nippon Foundation to open the IT learning centre in Myanmar.

According to the programme, the UNESCO will provide assistance for creation of curriculum for the centre while Microsoft (Asia Branch) will render technological assistance to the centre.

Nippon Foundation of Japan will give assistance for renovation of the building and compute-aid teaching facilities to the centre.

The centre to be established in Yangon of Myanmar will be the first-ever facility of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Yadanarpon Daily

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