Building Bridges Beyond Borders (BBBB)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A collaboration between Soroptimists International Damansara and Just Volunteers!

Sponsored by the Azman Hashim Foundation

This programme requires volunteers all year round.
Commitment of 10-12 weeks.

A programme to help improve literacy, spoken English and self confidence, among underprivileged local children living in orphanages and Myanmar refugees in an informal refugee school . 

Most of our volunteers at present are needed to teach the Myanmar refugee children. (These children have no access to formal schooling in Malaysia). Volunteers teach English, basic maths and other subjects. The majority of the volunteers also spend part of their week helping children after school at a local home. (Working week is 5 days and approximately 35 hours).

BBBB needs enthusiastic volunteers who want to make a difference in these children’s lives.

One of the local Muslim homes we work with also takes full-time volunteers who stay at the home. This is a worthwhile and challenging assignment for the right person.

Volunteers at the refugee school and other homes are provided with a private bedroom in a shared flat.

If you have an interest in any of these assignments please contact us for more information.

Blog posts from recent volunteers:

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

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 certainl[read more]
Priya Finishes Her Assignment in KL

Priya Finishes Her Assignment in KL

Priya, studying dentistry in the UK, has just completed her assignment at the refugee school in Kua[read more]
Biaki Thinks Back Fondly on her Two Months in Malaysia

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 a[read more]
Jamie Returns to the UK After 3 Life-Changing Months at the Refugee School

Jamie Returns to the UK After 3 Life-Changing Months at the Refugee School

In three months of volunteering, I lived and developed enough for a lifetime. My time spent te[read more]
Lathangie and Tharuni complete their assignment with the Myanmar Refugees and return to Europe for Christmas!
A Moving Video Tribute to the Children Mathieu Worked with in Malaysia

A Moving Video Tribute to the Children Mathieu Worked with in Malaysia

Mathieu volunteered with the Building Bridges programme in Malaysia this summer.  Like many of our v[read more]
A Volunteer Shares her Photos from a Return Trip to Malaysia

A Volunteer Shares her Photos from a Return Trip to Malaysia

Most volunteers in Kuala Lumpur say they enjoy their assignment. And several have returned more than[read more]
Monica Comes Back to Visit the Myanmar Refugee School

Monica Comes Back to Visit the Myanmar Refugee School

B     In 2017 Monica and her partner came and volunteered at the Myanmar refugee[read more]
Volunteers in Kuala Lumpur take Myanmar refugee children to celebrate Deepavali!

Volunteers in Kuala Lumpur take Myanmar refugee children to celebrate Deepavali!

Last Tuesday was Divali, or Deepavali, the Hindu Festival of Light. The celebration of the victory o[read more]
Elena gets ready to leave Kuala Lumpur

Elena gets ready to leave Kuala Lumpur

Elena has been working with the Myanmar refugee school in KL for the past 3 months and is getting re[read more]
Roberto's 10 weeks in Malaysia

Roberto's 10 weeks in Malaysia

 Roberto is originally from Spain and is studying at Warwick University from where he applied to the[read more]
'Twelve Weeks of Joy' Monica and Magnus finish their time in KL

'Twelve Weeks of Joy' Monica and Magnus finish their time in KL

Monica and Magnus did a great job of volunteering under the Building Bridges Beyond Borders prog[read more]
Constance Returns from Teaching in Kuala Lumpur

Constance Returns from Teaching in Kuala Lumpur

This summer Constance came to teach at a Myanmar refugee school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia through ou[read more]
A Malaysian Volunteer in KL Recounts Experiences of Working with Myanmar Refugees

A Malaysian Volunteer in KL Recounts Experiences of Working with Myanmar Refugees

In the Building Bridges Beyond Borders (BBBB) programme in Malaysia we have local volunteers joining[read more]
Changeover of Volunteers

Changeover of Volunteers

As mentioned in her last blog, the students from Alexia's old school raised 190 euros for the refuge[read more]
Miza with her science class at the Myanmar Refugee School

Miza with her science class at the Myanmar Refugee School

Miza and one of her students   Keen new scientists!   More experiments[read more]
Latest photos from BBBB in KL -  The Myanmar Refugee Project

Latest photos from BBBB in KL - The Myanmar Refugee Project

New volunteer, Miza (left) celebrating the birthday of  Myanmar teach A.P. along with Alexia (righ[read more]
Latest Photos from Myanmar Refugee Project

Latest Photos from Myanmar Refugee Project

Alexia with colleagues     Lunch time at school[read more]
Alexia is Volunteering with Refugees in Malaysia

Alexia is Volunteering with Refugees in Malaysia

    Working at the refugee school has been the most rewarding experience for me. The[read more]
Volunteers working with Myanmar refugee children in Kuala Lumpur

Volunteers working with Myanmar refugee children in Kuala Lumpur

This summer Jamie and Alex from Korea are working at the MRCLC school for Myanmar refugees in Kuala [read more]
Patrick, a volunteer from Denmark, in Kuala Lumpur

Patrick, a volunteer from Denmark, in Kuala Lumpur

My lovely refugee colleagues and I: Muang, Pastor Ruth, and Aung Pi. Since I was a child I ha[read more]
Sara volunteered in Kuala Lumpur

Sara volunteered in Kuala Lumpur

Sara is a 19 year old student who has just left boarding school in the UK. During her gap year, she [read more]
Pete has volunteered in Malaysia 3 times

Pete has volunteered in Malaysia 3 times

Why did you want to do voluntary work in Malaysia? How did you start the process of seeking voluntar[read more]
Christina volunteered in Kuala Lumpur

Christina volunteered in Kuala Lumpur

Christina, graduate of Oxford University Business School, aged 33, Londoner with German roots. Works[read more]
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Isla volunteered with Myanmar Refugees

Isla came to Malaysia in the summer during University to help with her studies in international deve[read more]