To learn more about the Global Education Initiative, please visit Hongyunart.com/gei
We had an eye-opening and amazing experience in Myanmar and Japan 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
Jiani T (Red Cloud, Age 17) - team leader and 2rd time to Myanmar!
Patrick Z (Red Cloud, Age 15) - team leader and 2nd time to Myanmar!
Mia Z (Red Cloud, Age 15) - team leader and 2nd time to Myanmar!
Chloe L (Red Cloud, Age 15) - team leader and 2nd time to Myanmar!
Audrey G (Red Cloud, Age 13) - team leader and 3rd time to Myanmar!
Bella L (Red Cloud, Age 12) - team leader and 2nd time to Myanmar!
Janet L (Red Cloud, Age 15) - 2nd time to Myanmar!
Agnes C (Red Cloud, Age 16)
Annie W (Red Cloud, Age 15)
Charlotte L (Orange Cloud, Age 15)
Taryn C (Red Cloud, Age 15)
Max R (Orange Cloud, Age 14)
Lawrence Y (Orange Cloud, Age 13)
Anton Z (Red Cloud, Age 12)
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
Dream Train Orphanage and School
Our first visit was to Dream Train Orphanage. Here, we met about 100 enthusiastic students who loved our projects! We played games and did our projects in the boys communal room. The kids that lived here each had their own trunk along the edge of the room with all of their possessions in them. Our students were very grateful to be able to brighten the days of the kids that have so little.
Mother’s House School
Mother’s House School is an interesting school who welcomed us with open arms! This school showcases modern teaching methodologies. The founder of the school even made snacks and treats for our team and her students! Wow cool!
ILCM School in a quiet suburb of western Yangon, Myanmar had a very curious and engaged administrative staff that were quite impressed with our student’s abilities to lead projects for large groups of students. We were heartened but their hospitality and loved touring the school to see the various classrooms in the school!
Khaytay School is an international school in central Yangon, Myanmar. We had a fun time working with the students and teachers there!