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syndrome02With the support of Htoo Foundation, the Myanmar Physically Handicapped Association conducted a Down-syndrome Technical Support Training course in Mawlamyaing, Mon State, from 27 to 29 August 2011. The three-day training course was attended by members of the Myanmar Physically Handicapped Association, personnel from Htoo Foundation, parents of the disabled children and training instructors. Handicraft skills were taught to the trainees and methods of disseminating the skills to children affected by Down-syndrome, ways of utilizing knowledge with respect to Down-syndrome in society and understanding new outlooks regarding physical disorder.


down_syndromeCommon hindrances faced by invalid children were discussed among the trainees and training instructors to find ways of providing moral encouragement to the effected children. Activities such as drawing, colouring, singing, physical exercise, paper folding were conducted for the children and discussions with parents on finding ways to help solve the setbacks faced by children affected by Down-syndrome were also held. The training is believed to bring about better ways to help handicapped children. Moreover, it will help find ways to assist in the mental development of the children, and to generate an opportunity to put on sale handicrafts created by the children sale to public.


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