The Social Development Center class of 2012 has graduated! After several months of courses on research, human rights, project monitoring and other topics, the students are ready to pursue their own projects. Graduation was attended by various community leaders, SDC Director Aung San Myint, ERI'S Asia Office Director Chana Maung and volunteers from abroad.
“I am very proud of our students' achievements in promoting and protecting human rights and the environment in Karenni State. The objectives of the training are to improve young people's skills who are willing to dedicate their time and knowledge for own community and to be able to manage organizations by themselves or take leadership roles in their communities."
“You all studied hard and we believe you can take one step towards becoming a young leader for your community and you can learn a lot more from your experiences while working in the community.”
Said the students,
“We all heard about the current change [in Burma] but change cannot happen if we do not make it. I see the change in you all, not only hearing and reading it in the news. I encourage you all to visit Burma, not only Rangoon but the rural areas as well, then you will know the reality of the current change.”
“On behalf of our students, I want to thank SDC for providing us with knowledge and skills so we can able to take the leading role in the community. We also thank all trainers, volunteers and supporters for contributing their time as trainers and financially. We will do our best to workwith communities and we always welcome your support and advice.”