STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held a peace talk with local people at Chaukkan Village in Pakokku Township, Magway Division, yesterday.
At the talk, they exchanged views on peace, youth and menace of drugs, job opportunities, health, education and socio-economic issues.
In the afternoon, the State Counsellor visited the Vocational Training School under the Education and Training Department of the Ministry of Border Affairs in Pakokku. The schoolis conducting basic vocational courses, including advanced sewing courses, sewing with motor machines course, basic course for receptionists, housekeeping course and food and beverages course for needy people.
At the meeting with the trainees, the State Counsellor called on them to apply their vocational skills when they arrived back in their areas to earn more income for their families.
The training school was opened on 12 December 2005, and it has produced 623 trainees so far. During the visit, the State Counsellor viewed the furniture produced by the Sein Soe San Co., Ltd. from Pakokku Industrial Zone.
The factory commissioned into operation in October last year with 122 local employees and it has produced furniture. The factory was established with the aim of creating job opportunities and producing waste-to-valueadded products.
During the visit, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was accompanied by Union Ministers Lt-Gen Ye Aung and Dr. Myint Htwe, Magway Region Chief Minister Dr. Aung Moe Nyo and Deputy Minister U Min Thu.
In the evening, the State Counsellor and party visited a computer skills training school opened by the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, free of charge, near the foot of Mt. Popa in Kyaukpadaung, Mandalay Region.
During the visit, she urged the trainees to apply their knowledge and skills to benefit others and serve the country.
The computer skills training school was opened on 7 December last year and has produced 174 trainees in two courses. Currently, 96 trainees are attending the third course of the school.