MRTI organised a 10-day Training of Trainers as part of our project on Child Safe Tourism with UNICEF. Thirteen local trainers, from the six tourism hotspot areas of Inle Lake, Bagan, Yangon, Mandalay, Kawthaung, and Chaung Tha, will now go into the field and conduct trainings to stakeholders involved in the tourism industry. Stakeholders to be trained include staff from the Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Tourism police, Trafficking police, and Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) staff and Associations.
The first five days of the training focused on child safe tourism and was facilitated by our International Trainer, Frans De Man, and two national trainers, Daw Si Si Aye and U Than Hlaing Oo. During the first five days participants included the thirteen local trainers, staff from the Anti-Trafficking Department (ATiPD), Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MoHT), Myanmar Tour Guides Association (MTGA), tour operators, and tourist police.
The remaining five days of the training focused on building the local trainers’ skills and knowledge in curriculum planning, facilitation, orphanage tourism, child law and rights, case management systems, and work planning.