University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education is one of the companies represented in Team Finland delegation that visits Myanmar with the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen on 8–10 February. Education is one of the topics discussed during the visit. “There are challenges but the goal is clear. Education is a tool to enhance children’s wellbeing”, says CEO Marjaana Suutarinen.
The overall aim of the Minister’s visit is to support the civilian government’s reforms, to promote human rights and to strengthen the economic relations between the two countries. “Myanmar has its challenges but despite them also plenty of opportunities. Finland supports not only its democracy development but also effective management of the forest resources as well as education, in which the needs of children in the most vulnerable position are taken into account. Economic and social development in Myanmar call for major improvements in the basic infrastructure in a sustainable manner,” notes Minister Mykkänen. More information of Minister Mykkänen’s visit here.
In the picture: CEO Dr. Marjaana Suutarinen and Business Development Director Dr. Jan-Markus Holm are getting ready for the forthcoming visits with the Team Finland Education Sector delegation in Yangon on 7.2.2017.