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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

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

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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

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

Amos, who is studying engineering at the University of Edinburgh, joined the SPICE programme in HK last summer. He relates his experiences.

What began as a mere ephemeral thought, became reality as I begun packing my bags for this two-month long adventure in Hong Kong. An adventure towards self-discovery, impacting lives and building life-long friendships with a unique underpinning experience. This programme

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

Lathangie and Tharuni complete their assignment with the Myanmar Refugees and return to Europe for Christmas!

Teaching at MRCLC was definitely an experience that will never be forgotten. On our first day of school, we were pleasantly surprised as the children all welcomed us eagerly and were happy to see new faces. They knew that we

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

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.

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