Friday, February 8, 2013

AAPP offers scholarships to children of political prisoners

Friday, 08 February 2013 16:50 Bo Bo

One of the children who received a school grant sits with his mother at the ceremony in Yangon on Thursday, February 7, 2013. (PHOTO: Bo Bo / Mizzima)

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma (AAPP) held an official ceremony on Thursday afternoon to present scholarships to some of the children of political at the Royal Rose Restaurant on Shwegondaing Road in Yangon.

“As a first step, for this year we are giving 100,000 kyat [US $117) to each of the 200 students, all of whom are children of current political prisoners or former political prisoners,” said AAPP secretary Tate Naing. “In the future, we will try to provide more help.”

Also attending the ceremony was the National League for Democracy’s social aid committee chairman Tin Oo. In a speech, he said, “The public needs to help so that the remaining political prisoners are released, and we need to show sympathy with the children of the political prisoners.”
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