Latest photos from BBBB in KL – The Myanmar Refugee Project

Building Bridges Beyond Borders (Malaysia), Volunteers' Stories 5 Mar 2017

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New volunteer, Miza (left) celebrating the birthday of  Myanmar teach A.P. along with Alexia (right) and one of the children from Class E.JV bbbb mrclc KFC lunchjv bbbb mrclc class picture

 

 

 

 

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In January Alexia returned to KL for a second assignment at the Myanmar refugee school.

This term is she is joined by another BBBB volunteer, Miza, who has returned to her native Malaysia for a few months between her Masters and PhD in the UK and who joined the programme after finding us on her university website. The two have become fast friends.

Over Chinese New Year they were all invited to lunch by both the local Lions and the local Rotary Clubs. In addition they had time for some dressing up in class.

Alexia has now connected the school via video link calls with her old school in Europe. The children on both sides of the world seem to have enjoyed the experience of talking and writing to each other. The children at the school in Europe have also raised funds to send to the school in KL.

 

Madalena is finding online teaching much more interesting than she expected

Maddie talks about how she has been dealing with an internship done entirely online and working from home – when she would otherwise have expected to be in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia working with disadvantaged local children. The experience is challenging for everyone but the attitude of the kids has made it a […]

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Volunteering in Malaysia - not in Malaysia!

Charlotte is one of three interns working with our Building Bridges project in Malaysia for this academic year, providing mentoring sessions and fun English classes online – BBBB Online – for children at Rumah Aman, a Muslim children’s home in Kuala Lumpur. They work with small groups of children two or three times a week. […]

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Latest update from the Refugee School in Kuala Lumpur

On Wednesday 1st July the kindergarten and nursery classes began again at the school with a total of 15 children turning up. Some of the children did not come due to fear among the families, however we are pleased that no one in the community has caught the virus. Most families still do not have […]

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Update on Developments at the Refugee School in KL

Again, we would like to thank all those who have helped this community in their hour of particular need ! The community seem to be keeping in good spirits although the school management estimate that fewer than 15% of them have got their jobs back. Very understandably, the first jobs to open up are going […]

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Crisis for BBBB supported Myanmar Refugee Families

Over recent weeks former volunteers from the BBBB programme have responded with enormous generosity to the plight of the refugee community. We want to express our deepest thanks to all! In Malaysia, as in countries around the globe, there has been a government enforced lockdown over recent weeks in response to Covid-19. This has meant […]

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After returning home Eilish reflects on her time at BBBB in Kuala Lumpur

Eilish and Faye had to return to the UK a few days earlier than expected as the Corona Virus meant borders were closing across the world. Here Eilish reflects on the second half of their assignment and what the experience meant to her…… As I fell back into the routine of teaching I had to […]

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In Early March Faye Finished her Placement at the BBBB Programme

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 set of challenges but also the moments of excitement. Here is an example of what […]

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Children from the Myanmar refugee school play 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 tallest tower using only marshmallows and spaghetti. They had just 10 minutes to construct a […]

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