Effective and educational special talks were successfully done on November and December, 2020. Before the election, youth program arranged to give the right information about election process to the first voters. Youths participated not only from targeted areas (Insein and East Dagon) but also from Hmawbi, Bago and some other townships from Yangon.

Guest Speaker was explaining about Hluttaw
Discussion with youth about giving advance voting

The Participants discussed openly and learned from the speaker during one and a half hour.

In the feedback: As the first voters, they said that they got knowledge about voting system and about Hluttaw. So they got advantages from this session.

Special Talks on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights held in December 2020. Many youth were participated from Kayin State, Bago, Taungoo, Taunggyi, Mandalay and Yangon.

Activity time to show agree and disagree the statements about Sexual and Reproductive Health
Activity time by asking how much youths know about Sexual and Reproductive Health
Sharing Session led by Guest Speaker

Youths loved to learn about that topics and showed their interests till the end. Some gave the suggestions to do for part-2 in coming year. The session went lively by using basic language for University and School Drop-out Youths. 73 youths participated in these two session of special talks and we had great times with youths and the speakers.

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Awareness on Disaster Risk Reduction and basic knowledge on using mobile application for communication training were done for four days on (16-19.12.20) at East Dagon Community Learning Center(CLC), Insein Youth Learning Center(YLC) and East Dagon YLC. Altogether (26) participants attended the training. This training was done according to the directions and rules of MOHs.

The participants are drawing mapping of their community(42 & East Dagon)

They learnt about different types of disasters and how to manage the disasters. Moreover, they had shared their experiences related to the disaster they had faced. They examine the possible risks in their environment by drawing their community maps.

Drawing their community mapInsein
Drawing their community map(North Dagon)

So that, drawing their community maps also help them to recognize their nearby risks and disaster that might occur and it also help them to get the information about Emergency response groups around their community. Some SHG also response to set up the Disaster Management team and work together with their community ward leaders.

This awareness training was supportive to the SHG members who’s attended and also to the community through them.

Presenting about their experiences related to Disaster

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In 2020, Precious Stones' Youth Empowerment Program organized Life-skill trainings three times for Basic School and University Students, Drop-out Youth on November 4th-6th, 13th-15th and December 8th-10th through Zoom. Total 19 youth were participated.  Skills on Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Self-esteem, Communication, Decision Making and Responsibility  were given in the trainings.
Life-Skill Training (Insein)
Discussion within youth in Training (Insein)

One of the youth said, “I love to learn about goal settings because I realized detail about my life. The training was very good for me and I shared to others. During the training, I could evaluate myself well”.

Teaching Goal Setting (Insein)
Discussion Time within Youth in East Dagon
After all of the trainings, youth  set their goals for 2021 and for their life careers. They actively participated in the trainings and urged to do inhouse trainings. They also suggested that each of the trainings should do more than 3 days. All the certificates were transferred online. So that, we reduced the risk of Covid-19.

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