Street Law

Background

“Street law” is an interactive teaching method aiming to educate laypersons about basic knowledge in law, advocacy and fundamental principles such as freedom and rights.

In light of the political context in Myanmar, we believe it is particularly important to strengthen the ability of Burmese youths in independent and critical thinking, by providing them with opportunities to engage in intellectual discussions, debates and interactive activities such as role-plays, client interviews and even mock trials!

Topics discussed in street law workshops are not confined to legal questions. Students in some of our partner schools are also enormously interested in learning about different political concepts and political systems in other parts of the world.

Volunteers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the social and political context in Myanmar while preparing for the lessons/ workshops. More information and advice will be provided in pre-trip gatherings and training sessions.

Click here to learn more about our past volunteers’ experience in the street law program.

 

Details of 2018 Programs

We are looking for volunteers with a passion in human rights and promoting legal education for this program. Students from ALL MAJORS are welcomed to apply. Students with experience with law or teaching will have an advantage.

Batch A
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Partner organisation: EduLife School of Youth Development
Dates: 2.5 weeks in July
No. of volunteers: 3-4

Batch B
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Partner organisation: Yangon School of Political Science
Dates: 1 – 28 June 2018
No. of volunteers: 3-4

Batch C
Location: Hpa-an, Myanmar
Partner organisation: Gateway Learning Centre
Dates: 28 June – 24 July 2018
No. of volunteers: 3-4

Click here for general information and application methods of the Connecting Myanmar summer programs 2018.

2 Comments

  1. Kuterera Myrmidon Kangara

    Will my chances of participation be limited if I can only speak English?

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