To learn more about the program, please visit Hongyunart.com/myanmar
NOTE: This part of a series. Please visit the other parts to see all of the fun things we did in Myanmar and Singapore: PART 1 PART 2 PART 3
We had an eye-opening and amazing experience in Myanmar and Singapore over the course of over 2 weeks this past summer! There are many parts of our trip, please follow along and enjoy the photos and videos!
The team members who participated in this international camp were
- Kathy L (Red Cloud, Age 16) - team leader and 3rd time to Myanmar!
- Jaimie C (Red Cloud, Age 16) - team leader and 2nd time to Myanmar!
- JIani T (Red Cloud, Age 16)
- Chloe L (Red Cloud, Age 14)
- Janet L (Red Cloud, Age 14)
- Audrey G (Red Cloud, Age 13) - 2nd time to Myanmar!
- Mia Z (Red Cloud, Age 13)
- Grace T (Red Cloud, Age 13)
- Audrey W (Orange Cloud, Age 13)
- Bella L (Red Cloud, Age 11)
- Olive T (Red Cloud, Age 15) - team leader (unable to attend due to illness - would have been 3rd time to Myanmar!)
There are several goals of this program:
- Contribute curriculum and content for official Myanmar government curriculum
- Show local teachers and school administrators in Myanmar the benefits and mechanics of creative, project-based learning.
- Help bootstrap a maker space in Myanmar
- Establish and on-going relationship with local students and schools in order to further modern curriculum development and bring change to the methods and content of K-12 education in Myanmar.
- Cultural exchange and immersion for our student leaders
Tamwe Public School
Our first visit was to Tamwe Public School. At this school, we met 100 enthusiastic students who loved our projects!
Mary Chapman School for the Deaf
The Mary Chapman School for the Deaf has been helping give basic and vocational training to deaf students in Myanmar for over 100 years!
Thalwin Private School
Thalwin Private School was started by a wealthy family for their young daughter who has Lupus as an inclusive learning place for all students. The school is a little ways outside of Yangon's central core so it took us about an hour and a half to get there - but it was worth it! We got to have lunch with the kids at the school - this was a first for us! We also had instruction in traditional Myanmar dance and music. We spent so much time to bond with the students at Thalwin School and hope we can return again!