Highlights from the Young Professionals Debate

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Best quotes of the Young Professionals debate 27/09/2014

Debate young prof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ျမန္မာ့ယဥ္ေက်းမႈမွာက အသက္ ၄၀ အထက္ လူႀကီးေတြကပဲ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေနရာရသင့္တယ္၊ အေတြ႔အႀကံဳရွိတယ္လုိ႔ သတ္မွတ္ၾကတယ္။ လူငယ္ေတြကုိ အသက္ငယ္တယ္ဆိုၿပီး ေခါင္းေဆာင္မႈေနရာမေပးၾကဘူး။ စီနီယာဦးစားေပး ယဥ္ေက်းမႈေတြေၾကာင့္ လူငယ္ေတြရဲ႕ အသံက မထိေရာက္ဘူး။”

ႏွင္းႏုလိႈင္ – အႀကီးတန္းသုေတသီ (Myanmar Survey Research)

 

“In Burmese culture, people think leadership positions should only be given to those over 40, and they are the only people regarded as experienced. Young people are being denied any opportunities because of their age. Due to our seniority-dominated culture, the voice of the youth has no effect.”

Hnin Nu Hlaing (Senior Research executive, Myanmar Survey Research)

 

 

“ပညာေရးက လက္ေတြ႔က်ၿပီး ဘ၀အတြက္ ျပန္အသံုးခ်လို႔ရတဲ့ အခြင့္အလမ္းမရွိဘူး။ ပညာေရးစနစ္ကုိက ပေရာ္ဖက္ရွင္နယ္ျဖစ္ေအာင္ ေမြးထုတ္ေပးႏိုင္စြမ္းမရွိတာ။”

တင္ေမာင္ေအး – MyME ေရြ႕လ်ားစာသင္ခန္းစီမံကိန္းတည္ေထာင္သူ

 

“Our education doesn’t provide any opportunities to apply what we’ve learnt practically in real life. This education system can’t produce professionals.”

Tin Maung Aye (Director, myME [Myanmar Mobile Education Project])

 

 

“ ‘သမားဆိုအိုမွ’ ဆိုတဲ့ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈက အဓိက ျပႆနာ။ လူႀကီးေတြရဲ႕ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္ကို လုိက္ကိုလုိက္နာရမယ္ ဆိုတဲ့ ေရွးရိုးစြဲယဥ္ေက်းမႈေတြက လူငယ္ေတြအတြက္ တကယ့္အခက္အခဲ။”

မင္းေႏွာင္းေထာ(တုိင္းရင္းသားလူငယ္မ်ားကြန္ရက္ – ဥကၠ႒)

“Expressions like ‘The old doctors are the best’ reflect a major problem. Conservative values that demand that the young should always follow the decisions of older people create real obstacles for youths.”

Minn Naung Htaw (President- Ethnic Youth Network)

 

 

“လူငယ္ေတြ ျပည္ပကေန ပညာသင္ၿပီးျပန္လာရင္..ဒီပတ္၀န္းက်င္မွာက က်မတုိ႔ကုိ ရန္သူလို ဆက္ဆံခ်င္ၾကတယ္. လိုအပ္ခ်က္ေတြေထာက္ျပရင္လည္း က်မတုိ႔က စကားေျပာရုိင္းလာတယ္တို႔ ဘယ္ေလာက္တတ္လုိ႔လဲ ဘယ္ေလာက္သိလုိ႔လဲဆုိၿပီး ေျပာၾကတာေတြ ရင္ဆုိင္ရတယ္။”

စုပံုခ်စ္

“When young people come back from studying abroad we are treated like enemies in our home environment. When we point out weaknesses of the society, we’re accused of being rude and asked why we think we know everything.”

Su Pone Chit

 

 

“ပညာေရးက ေဘာင္သြင္း၊ ဂုတ္ခ်ိဳးခံထားရတယ္။ တကၠသိုလ္တက္မယ္ဆုိ ေဆးေက်ာင္းေလာက္ပဲ ပေရာ္ဖက္ရွင္နယ္ျဖစ္တယ္ထင္ၾကေတာ့ လူငယ္ေတြမွာက သူတုိ႔ စိတ္၀င္စားတဲ့ အာသီသရွိတဲ့ ပေရာ္ဖက္ရွင္နယ္လုိင္းကုိ ေရြးခ်ယ္မႈ မလုပ္ႏုိင္ေတာ့ဘူး။ အဲလို ပတ္၀န္းက်င္ကုိက ျပႆနာ။”

ခင္စႏၵာညြန္႔(လူငယ္ဖုိရမ္မ်ားဦးစီးက်င္းသူတဦး)

“The education system is restrictive. When young people choose a major at university, most think only Medical School will lead to a professional career, and no one chooses their major based on their own desires. This kind of environment is the problem.”

Khin Sandar Nyunt (Myanmar Youth Forum)

 

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