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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 volunteers his own experiences in life influenced his wish to help these children. Here’s a video of my stay in Malaysia thanks to the BBBB programme.

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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 once but Alexia holds the record for the most return trips to the Myanmar refugee school (although Mike and Emma put in the longest

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Monica Comes Back to Visit the Myanmar Refugee School

In 2017 Monica and her partner came and volunteered at the Myanmar refugee school in KL during a career break. They spent several months working with the children before returning to Europe. This summer Monica returned to the school to

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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 of good over evil. On the Saturday before Deepavali, our two present volunteers from the UK who are both of Tamil origin, decided to

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Roshan taught in HK this summer with 4 other UK students and 10 HK undergraduates

SPICE 2018 – Hong Kong It is safe to say that these past couple of months in Hong Kong will never be forgotten. Upon arriving, I was greeted by the other UK volunteers who arrived a couple of days before

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Melanie Reflects on a Summer Teaching in Hong Kong

  Looking back on SPICE 2018   After spending two months in Hong Kong I have now returned to the United Kingdom. Being back home, I reflect on my time with SPICE and I wish to share personal thoughts about

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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 ready to say her good byes.   I’m now coming to the end of my time volunteering at [Myanmar refugee school

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A Volunteer in Beijing and Hong Kong

Edie is from New Zealand and before starting University in her home country she volunteered at New Hope in Beijing and was asked to spend time in HK as well….. I spent the last two months of 2017 volunteering at

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Roberto’s 10 weeks in Malaysia

 Roberto is originally from Spain and is studying at Warwick University from where he applied to the Building Bridges Beyond Borders  Programme .  He spent 10 weeks last summer based at the Pure Life Society in Kuala Lumpur, a home

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‘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 programme in Malaysia in 2017….. We quit our jobs at the beginning of this year to go travelling and volunteering in South East Asia. After a

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