MLFRD Cooperates with Civil Society Groups in Rural Development

Ministry of Livestock & Fisheries and Rural Development (MLFRD) and Myanmar Social Life Development Network (MSLDN) will reportedly cooperate in providing rural people with the free-of-charge basic computer course associated with Internet so that they become familiar with computer and internet for the first time.

MLFRD, sponsor of the basic computer course for rural people that will be kicked off, has given MSLDM K12.5 million, according to MSLDM.

“It is more effective to carry out rural development as we can have the opportunity of collaborating  with the ministry concerned. We’ll provide this training course for the rural people who have no knowledge of computer using sola system in place of generators. We’ll teach them using laptops direct linked with sola system without using battery or inverter. As this system is more economical, it is suitable for rural people,” said U Nay Myo Zin of MSLDM.

Rural people living in the areas where they have no opportunity of having access to electric power and computer will be given priority and rural communities from Ayeyarwady Region, Kayin State, Mandalay Region have come to contact MSLDM, it is learnt.

“We’ll teach them how to use internet linking up computer as the people can have access to mobile phones soon the whole country. We will conduct this program so rural people can have knowledge of development, reforms, weather condition and agricultural information. We have around 25 computer teachers for the time being. We would like to invite local youths who are keen on cooperation with us in rural development,” said a man of MSLDM.

It is known that the two-week training course will provide basic computer, how to using internet linking up smart phones and sola system and laptops and other training materials are being prepared for the five branches of courses.

“It is very good to see the ministries are cooperating with civil society organizations in implementing rural development in such transparent age. Civil society groups or local NGOs need to devote themselves to rural development. They will have to help rural people so that they can keep pace with urban development. Knowledge of all citizens is important to democratization,” said U Kyaw Kyaw, a company employee of North Oakkalarpa Townshikp of Yangon Region.

It is said that youths who are keen on cooperation in rural development activities being implemented by Ministry of Livestock & Fisheries and Rural Development can contact Myanmar Social Life Development Network.


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