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In Early March Faye Finished her 6 Month Placement at the BBBB Programme in Malaysia

She thought it could be useful for new volunteers if she described the average day at the refugee school A typical day teaching at the Myanmar Refugee School Every day of teaching is different and will come with its own

Posted in Building Bridges Beyond Borders (Malaysia), Uncategorised, Volunteers' Stories

Eilish and Faye have been teaching the Myanmar refugees for nearly 6 months now.

We belatedly post a blog in which Eilish reflects on their first 3 months. My first three months in Kuala Lumpur with the BBBB programme: 1stSeptember- 29thNovember. Having been in Malaysia for 3 months now, my time as a volunteer

Posted in Building Bridges Beyond Borders (Malaysia), Uncategorised, Volunteers' Stories

The marshmallow tower game

Eilish and Faye moved into the new volunteers’ apartment this week and invited the children over to celebrate On Friday morning the [refugee school] children took part in some team-building activities. They worked in small groups to achieve building the

Posted in Building Bridges Beyond Borders (Malaysia), Just Volunteers! News

Latifah Volunteered with BBBB This Summer and is Now Back in Her Native HK

If you are considering volunteering in Malaysia with the Myanmar refugee school you should certainly read this detailed blog by Latifah PART I: My Experience at the Myanmar Refugee School My three months at the Myanmar refugee school which BBBB

Posted in Building Bridges Beyond Borders (Malaysia), Volunteers' Stories

Lisa reflects on her summer at SPICE in Hong Kong

Lisa was one of 5 UK volunteers from Edinburgh and London Universities and 10 HK undergraduates who helped run the SPICE summer camp this year This summer I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong

Posted in SPICE Programme (Hong Kong), Volunteers' Stories Tagged with:

The SPICE English Programme for disadvantaged children in Hong Kong completed its fifth year this summer

The programme brought together 10 Hong Kong undergraduates and 5 UK undergraduates to run three 7-day fun English camps for a total of 240 children. Apart from competitions, activities and games in the classrooms they all spent the day at

Posted in SPICE Programme (Hong Kong), Uncategorised

Neil is now back in Edinburgh after his summer in Hong Kong

He reflects on the programme and has also prepared the short video below The SPICE English programme makes so much difference to approximately 200 children over the 3 7-day long programmes which run through the summer, and it makes an

Posted in SPICE Programme (Hong Kong), Volunteers' Stories

Harry and Rob are cycling across the world to raise money for a solar power project at Lotus Children’s Centre.

(Ireland to China via Mongolia so far. 18,000 kilometers and counting.) Below is Harry’s report of their stopover at Lotus itself last month Learn more about their amazing journey: https://www.farsidestudio.com/risingsuncycle Press DONATE button at the end of this blog to

Posted in Lotus Children’s Centre (Mongolia), Uncategorised

Priya Finishes Her Assignment in KL

Priya, studying dentistry in the UK, has just completed her assignment at the refugee school in Kuala Lumpur “Teaching at [the refugee school] in Kuala Lumpur has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences that I have had.

Posted in Building Bridges Beyond Borders (Malaysia), Volunteers' Stories

Biaki Thinks Back Fondly on her Two Months in Malaysia

Biaki, from India, just concluded her volunteering assignment in Kuala Lumpur, which she took up after finishing her Masters at Kings College, London I spent two months volunteering at a school in Kuala Lumpur and I can say that the

Posted in Building Bridges Beyond Borders (Malaysia), Volunteers' Stories