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UNICEF, Israel launch early childhood learning activities in Myanmar

March 6, Xinhua General News Service

Yangon: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Israel launched here on Monday training workshops to provide Myanmar children with appropriate learning activities.

The training is the first of the two back-to-back ones on developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood development, conducted by the UN organization involving Israel's Center for International Cooperation and Myanmar's Department of Social Welfare and Department of Education and Training.

"By developing learning activities that correspond to each child's interests and abilities, we can help build their self- confidence, improve the quality of their educational  eperience and enhance their prospects for intellectual growth," said UNICEF Education Chief Niki Abrishamian.

Experienced early childhood educators from across Myanmar will develop strategies to help inform families about early learning opportunities and ease children's transition from home to school.

The training will give rise to a set of guidelines, specific to Myanmar, to help educators identify activities that nurture young children's development.

Myanmar is a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child which the country ratified in 1991.



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