The Central Social Assistance Team under National League for Democracy (NLD) has held a ceremony for the first time to provide stipends to the children of former political prisoners who sacrificed and devoted their lives to political struggle and the life of the party.
This ceremony was held at NLD party head office in Bahan Township, Yangon on November 8, 2019.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is the chairperson of the Central Social Assistance Team and the ceremony was held in honour of former political prisoners who joined hands with the party with firm belief in political struggle. In the ceremony, stipends were given to 92 children of former political prisoners who are pursuing studies at different levels of university, higher secondary, secondary and primary.
The Central Social Assistance Team gives assistance to former political prisoners for their healthcare, rehabilitation of their lives and stipend money for their children’s education but because of financial constraints the team still needs more funds for those struggling for their livelihoods and living in poverty.