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Telenor’s Educational Assistance to Young Painters

Telenor Myanmar announced a list of twelve children selected as best painters for Telenor Calendar Project on November 16. In total, Telenor provided U$ 8400 worth of educational assistance to the twelve young painters. Each child’s artwork will be used in Telenor’s 2016 desktop calendar, and the winners will be supported by U$ 700 worth of equivalent educational assistance, such as laptops and computer trainings. In the frst week of September, Telenor invited children aged 10 to 12 to compete in the Telenor Calendar Project, under the topic “My Dream Myanmar”. Over 670 children from 14 different states and divisions contested the painting competition. The three professional and well-experienced judges, Aung Sithu Hlaing, Kyaw Thurein and Maung Oo, chose 20 candidates to compete for fnal selection. For the fnal selection, the children competed under the topic of “The happiest moment in my life,”

Ko Nay Myo, acting head of Brand & Advertising of Telenor Myanmar gladly said “We provided one week-long in-house art training by Global Art Myanmar to the fnal 20 candidates. The children then had to compete for fnal selection under a surprise topic. We posted the children’s artworks in Telenor Myanmar’s Facebook, and chose 12 fnal winners based on the number of “Likes” by Facebook users”. Additionally, He again stated “We are amazed that many  children are eager to participate in the contest. We also happy that we have chance to support the children’ hobbies to become their dreams come true”.

Daw Nyo Nyo Sann from Nyaung Shwe in Shan State, a mother of 12 year old winner Khin Thiri Thaw said, “It was a great chance for my daughter to get support from Telenor. She was so happy when she visited and rode the slides in a park of Yangon since it was her frst visit to Yangon,” Daw Ny Nyo San added. Mg Zay Latyar Htun from Basic Education High School (3), Monywa, was also part of the winning list. “I want to become an artist. I’m so happy to be chosen as fnal winner and to see my art in Telenor’s 2016 calendar,” he said. The twelve winners came from different areas of the countries including Kachin, Kayah, Shan, Sagaing, Bago, Rakhine and Ayeyarwaddy.