UNDER a programme operated by the Shwe Parami Soy Milk Nutrition Foundation, a ceremony to provide the soy milk feeding to the school children was held yesterday afternoon at the No. 1 B.E.H.S in Kyaukpadaung Town, Mandalay Region.
The event was attended by Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye,Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, regional ministers, Hluttaw representatives, chairman of Degradation of Parentless Children Association (Myanmar) and officials from CSOs. They then observed the soy bean grinding mill donated by U Soe Thein and Daw Sin Nu (Nadiwah Company) to the Shwe Parami Soy Milk Nutrition Foundation and then
an official-concerned explained about the process of soy bean production at the mill.
Then the tree plantation ceremony, to mark the launching of soy milk feeding programme under the aegis of the Shwe Parami Soy Milk Nutrition Foundation
and to conserve the dry zone greening, was held in the compound of the school, where the union ministers and party participated in the event while planting the bamboo saplings at the designated places.
Next, an event to launch the soy milk nutrition programme was carried out at No. 1 B.E.H.S in Kyaukpadaung Town, where they donated the soy milk nutrition to some 30,000 school children from 293 schools in Kyaukpadaung Township.
In his opening remark at the event, Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi said that the soy milk feeding programme could contribute to the nourishment of body and brain of the school children, and every country was striving to make the investment
aimed at keeping the children fit and increasing their brain power. Moreover, the Ministry of Education was obliged to the donors and organizations participating
in the programme.
Then Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye said that early childhood starts since birth to eight years old and they are entitled to have the right to life, participation and protection. That’s why, efforts
were being made to enact laws, rulings and procedures for the children as an act to nurture the early childhood and child protection schemes in cooperation with the early childhood care and development working committee and the child’s right committee. Thus cooperation among the parents, family members, teachers, CSOs and the whole populace was needed to implement their rights.
Out of the eight strategic schemes set up by the Social Welfare Department, to provide nutrition is one of them. The event had carried out to foster the implementation process. The aim of the ministry was successful due to the cooperation of the Government, Hluttaw, CSOs, foundations and people. In addition to this, he expressed his thanks to everyone participated in the programme.
In his remark at the event, Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung said that the Mandalay regional government has launched the school milk feeding programme and he expressed his appreciation for the participants carrying out in
293 schools in Kyaukpadaung Township.
After that, Chairman of the Shwe Parami Soy Milk Nutrition Foundation U Shein Win explained the benefits of taking soy milk feeding and they provided milk nutrition for a total of 1,500 school children, it was learnt. — MNA