SAMSUNG MYANMAR FULLY SUPPORTS THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 2016

Yangon, Myanmar – Samsung Myanmar today announced that it has fully sponsored the 2nd annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities organized by Myanmar Disabilities Network at People’s Park in Yangon.

During the ceremony, information and knowledge related to International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the rights, laws, and regulations for persons with disabilities written in UNCRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) are shared with the attendees.

In support of this year observance, Samsung Myanmar donated 3,060,000 MMK to Myanmar Disabilities Network, and Samsung Myanmar staff also participated in the event as volunteers.

“At Samsung, we always want to make sure that everyone is special and deserves what they do. Hence, it is our utmost pleasure to fully support the 2nd annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities organized by Myanmar Disabilities Network,” said Mr. Nam Sik Ahn, Managing Director of Samsung Myanmar.

“As said by the theme of this year, we, together with Myanmar people, will support the realization and achievement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the future we want for our fellow citizens with disabilities,” he added.

Myanmar Disabilities Network was founded on September 18, 2015, by the disabilities networks from five townships: Shwe Pyi Thar, Dala, Hlaing Thar Yar, Hmawbi and Mingalardon Townships in Yangon Region. The objectives are: to establish a large network that represents Myanmar through the network and represents disabilities network organizations within the 5 townships; to endorse the rights of persons with disabilities; to promote education, health, social and economic aspects of persons with disabilities by working together with local and international organizations, and to share information related to the persons with disabilities.

“We are very happy to learn that an international brand like Samsung Myanmar supports the 2nd annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities with such a goodwill. Through this annual observance, we also want to raise the awareness of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the rights of persons with disabilities while improving the unity and amity among the members of our network,” said U Htin Aung Zaw, Chairman of Myanmar Disabilities Network.

In 2016, Samsung Myanmar has been providing support in youth and education sectors. It includes   supporting Myanmar Mobile Education Project (myME) to help out-of-school children gain informal education; supporting the first annual conference of University Old Blues; opening TV and mobile repair training hand in hand with Yangon Technological University; and the annual opening of Mobile Application Training under its Samsung Tech Institute Initiative in collaboration with all 27 Universities of Computer Studies across Myanmar.