Workshop in Myanmar/Burma

july2014-myanmar-1Keiko Sodeyama, JICA volunteer, took the initiative to organize a “Workshop for persons with ID and family members” at School for Disabled Children in Yangon of Myanmar on 8 July 2014.

In December 2013, Keiko took a leave from Inclusion Japan to work for the School for the Disabled Children, supporting the activities of Future Star, the first self-advocacy group in the country. “Future Star” was established in 2010 with the support of Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability, Daoru Ang (self-advocacy group in Thailand), Inclusion International and Inclusion Japan.

The workshop was attended by many self-advocates who were students and graduates of the school, their parents and teachers.

july2014-myanmar-2Presentations were made by Mayumi Narazaki, self-advocate from Japan, Hidenobu Miyatake, former director of Inclusion Japan, Muto Masahiro, JICA Malaysia and Nagase Osamu, Inclusion International. The workshop was closed by Yi Martin, the headmaster of the school.