*Designed to promote legal thinking and teach practical law to grassroots populations, the Street Law classes offer an intensive experience for volunteers through highly interactive activities.
In the summer of 2017, 9 law and 1 politics students from HKU and CUHK were selected to volunteer at schools and education centres in Yangon and Hpa-an.
Before departure, student volunteers attended a half-day briefing in March and a half-day training in April with Ms. Lindsay Ernst, HKU Lecturer in Human Rights Experiential Learning.
In June and July respectively, student volunteers are grouped in teams of two to four, to volunteer at: Yangon School of Political Science (YSPS), Thabyay Education Foundation – Kant Kaw Education Center (Thabyay), EduLife School of Youth Development and Gateway Learning Centre (Hpa-an).
In the summer of 2017, 11 student volunteers were recruited to teach English at schools and learning centers in Mawlamyine, Hpa An and Mae Sot.
Before departure, student volunteers attended at a briefing and a training sessions in March. They also attended two-day teaching training, provided by an experienced local teacher, Steve Gomersall, in Mae Sot.
Between June and August 2017, the student volunteers were respectively sent to Intensive English and Career Bridging Program (Mawlamyine), Mon Intensive English Program (Mawlamyine), Education Gathering Group (Hpa An), Knowledge Zone and BHSOH Learning Center (Maesot).
In the summer of 2017, 8 volunteers have joined the one-month School Renovation Project and collaborated with a local vocational centre named STTC (Science and Technology Training Centre). STTC provides free education to the underprivileged Myanmar youths on mechanics, engineering, architecture etc.
In the Project, STTC and CM offered free construction work for the migrants schools and orphanages. Hong Kong Volunteers assisted in playground construction, wall-painting and classroom refurbishment. The Program has brought them 30 fruitful days and a positive change in their personal development.
In 2017, Connecting Myanmar has been able to raise funding from various sources to support partner schools. The funding raised was donated to the following three schools – Science and Technology Training Centre (Mae Sot), BHSOH (Mae Sot), Mon Intensive English Program (Mawlamyine).
Below are the details of the donation:
- Science and Technology Training Centre (Mae Sot): HKD 20,000
- BHSOH (Mae Sot): HKD 8,660
- Mon Intensive English Program (Mawlamyine): HKD 2,340