Vocational training schools for elderly caregivers to open in Yangon

Writer: 
Eithinzar Kyaw
The elderly seen at the home for the aged.

 

Myanmar will open vocational training schools for elderly caregivers in Yangon, in cooperation with Japan, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.

On August 17, Union Minster for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe held a talk with officials from Polestar KAIGO Service Co., Ltd from Japan, on a plan to open vocational training schools for elderly caregiver.

The discussion mainly focused on cooperation with Department of Human Progessional Resources Development and Management on necessary preparations for training rooms, syllabus and teaching aid and the fixing of qualifications for those who want to attend the course and employment opportunities for qualified trainees in the elderly care centers in Japan after the completion of course.

This is six-month full-time course. Trainees will have to learn the theory and practice of nursing courses conducted by Japanese instructors.

Japanese government has offered Myanmar government to rapidly sent Myanmar workers for elderly care centers in Japan, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

Myanmar workers will have to enjoy the minim salary rate fixed by the Japanese government.

On December 30, 2016, Union Parliament approved the Ageing Law. Bylaws and the National Elderly Policy are being drafted, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.