In 2017, mothers in the small Wan Pan Akhar village in eastern Shan State began accessing nutrtion and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services. These nutrtion and and health programmes are now changing how children are raised and have become a reason of happiness for mothers like Ma Thet Thet Aung.
KENG TUNG, July 2018 - Before Ma Thet Thet Aung became a full-time mother, she used to work as a teacher. “But, I really wanted to become a police woman. I think the uniform exude confidence,” says Ma Thet Thet Aung with a smile. “Ever since I became a mother, I look after my daughter; help my mother with house chores and take part in our community group discussions.”
Ma Thet Thet Aung lives in Wan Pan Akhar village about an hour drive from Keng Tung town in eastern Shan State. The community group discussions, usually take place at the residence of the village head. It is also the same place where Ma Thet Thet Aung takes Ei Thet Mon, her 15 months old baby, for her growth monitoring.