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Employment Project: To Support Rehabilitated Drug Users

13 March 2018

To support rehabilitated drug users to move closer to employment, “Nurturing Rehabilitated Drug Users for Employment Project” successfully concluded on Monday in Yangon. It was organized by Harvest Rehabilitation Center with the support of UnionAID from New Zealand.

The project started on the 25th of January and it included 9 trainees. The trainees who completed the project have now got jobs in pig farming, car workshop, Bakery, camera and video shooting firms. 

Managing Director, Harvest Rehabilitation Center, Zaw Tu Hkawng said “I learnt rehabilitation in New Zealand in 2016, and now the 1st project is completed. Today, we can show that the trainees from our center are fully rehabilitated. They have dreams - I hope that their dreams come true, if we support them.”

Harvest Rehabilitation Center was established in 2012 and runs with 30 students regularly. The center has turned out more than 200 students in the period of 6 years. Most of the students are from Kachin and Shan states.

Trainee, Hla Jar Aung said “I’m from Kachin State. I have been at the center for 9 months now. I joined the project - now I’ve got a job at a Bakery with the support of center.”

Owner, Orison Frozen Food, Naw San Min Thu  said “The center sent their 3 trainees for on-job training. They worked hard and I notice they have dreams. I realized that they are no different from other ordinary people. I have plans to employ other rehabilitated drug users. I’m very glad for supporting them.”

It’s learnt that the Harvest Rehabilitation Center has plans to conduct more Nurturing Rehabilitated Drug Users for Employment Projects.