DET Forum Myanmar

News & Activities

National Coordinator
Name:
(Details: see below)

DET Facilitators
(1)
Name: Ms. Yu Ya Thu (Physical)
Organization: Myanmar Myanmar Independent Living Initiative
Tel: 95- 518 2283 / 951- 230 1021
Email: fuyuko2010(at)gmail.com

(2)
Name: Ms. Htoo Htoo (Physical)
Organisation: Shwe Minn Tha Foundation (Myanmar)
Tel: 95 9 5042621 / 95 1 2300329 / 95 1 2159939
Email: smtcoltd93(at)gmail.com

(3)
Name:  Dr. Myo Myat Maung (Blind)
Freelance Disability & Inclusion Consultant
Founder of Myanmar Disability Inclusion Fund (MDIF)
Deputy Director of Department of Social Welfare, Myanmar
Mobile: +95-9-445544626
Email: drmyomyatmg@gmail.com

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DET Report

Date & Time: 10:00 – 12:30, 14th September 2023

Place: School for Children with Hearing Disabilities, Mandalay

Participants (number, outline): 20 (7 teachers from School for Children with Hearing Disabilities, 3 teachers from School for Children with Special Needs, 3 teachers from School for Children with Visual Disabilities, and 7 family members of children with hearing disabilities)

Facilitator: Myo Myat Maung

Outline of the DET:

Purpose: to make the schools for children with disabilities in Mandalay more Inclusive.

Outline:

All participants actively participated in DET, and they were interested in the exercises. Some of them knew about the Social Model of Disability, but the most misunderstood impairment as disability.

Comments of DET Facilitator (based on the result of feedback)

  • 75% of the participants have changed their view on disability from an individual model perspective to a social model perspective through exercises 1 to 4. They clearly understood disability from the viewpoint of the social model.
  • The box-and-star illustration is a very effective tool for helping participants clarify the confusion between integration and inclusion.
  • During the exercise on reasonable accommodation, I explained it to them using my experience and encouraged them to share their own experiences, including solutions for coping with work-related issues based on their nature of work.
Mr. Maung during the DET orientation.





DET Report

Date & Time: 10:00 – 12:30, 21st September 2023

Place: Vocational Training School for Adults with Disabilities

Participants (number, outline): 20 (4 Trainers from Vocational Training School for Adults with Disabilities, two teachers from School for Children with Hearing Disabilities, three teachers from School for Children with Special Needs, two teachers from School for Children with Visual Disabilities, three teachers from Disabled Care Center, two staff members from ICT Training Center, and two trainers and two trainees from Association of Aids and Relief (Japan))

Facilitator: Myo Myat Maung

Outline of the DET:

Purpose: to make the schools for persons with disabilities in Yangon more Inclusive.

Outline:

All participants enjoyed the DET and actively participated in all of the exercises. Some of them knew about the Social Model of Disability, but the most misunderstood impairment as disability.

Comments of DET Facilitator (based on the result of feedback)

  • Through exercises 1 to 4, a significant majority of the participants have shifted their perspective on disability, transitioning from an individual model viewpoint to a social model viewpoint. Their comprehension of disability from the social model standpoint is evident.
  • The box-and-star illustration is a very effective tool for helping participants clarify the confusion between integration and inclusion.
  • During the exercise on reasonable accommodation, I explained it to them using my experience and encouraged them to share their own experiences, including solutions for coping with work-related issues based on their nature of work.