Development News

Inlay Region, Myanmar, October 7, 2015 – The Myanmar Volleyball Federation successfully held five-day activities for the FIVB Youth Development Project from September 25 to 29 in Inlay Region in Southern Shan State, Myanmar.

The project was directed by MVF’s Vice President Mr U Thein Win with aims of developing volleyball across Myanmar and scouting new players for the future Myanmar squad.

Mr  U Thein Win and other 65 MVF members started their journey on September 25 by buses from Yangon to the place in Inlay Region, where they conducted volleyball activities for youths. The group arrived in the Inlay Region the following day. Since the place is in the famous Inlay Lake area, there is no land routes to that place. Many local people and youths arrived to the activity area by small boats from their villages. There were around 1,500 people from 55 villages to join the activities held by the MVF.

The project was completed with a bang, enabling the MVF to provide and distribute Mikasa and volleyball equipments including nets to schools in the region. The Union Minister for Ministry of Culture (former Union Deputy Minister for Sports Ministry) Mr Aye Mint Kyu, some officials from the Myanmar Sports Ministry and some regional authorities arrived at the fun-packed activities and offered their presents to the school kids.

More importantly, the MVF have also planned to conduct the similar activities at the Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmanar Township in the middle part of Myanmar next month.

The project has benefitted many elementary and high schools in the region, which contributed to the gradual increase in interest among the youth in participating in the competitions. The five-day activities have positively reflected on the development of the Myanmar kids’ physical and mental abilities and their keen interest in participation to learn fundamental skills in the sport.