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…… Being home for almost a month now, its given me time to […]

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In Early March Faye Finished her 6 Month 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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Latifah volunteered with BBBB and is now back in her native HK

Latifah took a gap year between graduating from Oxford and starting her career in law. After working for an NGO in HK she came to Malaysia for 3 months. If you are considering volunteering in Malaysia with the Myanmar refugee school you should certainly read this detailed blog by Latifah…….. PART I: My Experience at […]

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Eilish and Faye have been teaching the Myanmar refugees for 6 months

Eilish and Faye are both interns from the University of Bath working with the BBBB programme. We belatedly post a blog in which Eilish reflects on their first 3 months…….. My first three months in Kuala Lumpur with the BBBB programme: 1stSeptember- 29thNovember. Having been in Malaysia for 3 months now, my time as a […]

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SPICE Programme (Hong Kong)

September 28, 2019

Lisa reflects on her summer at SPICE in Hong Kong

Lisa was chosen as one of the UK volunteers for SPICE this year, she is now back at Edinburgh University…….. This summer I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong to volunteer for 7 weeks alongside 4 other UK students. I was volunteering with SPICE, a summer English programme for […]

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Just Volunteers! News

September 28, 2019

The SPICE Programme in Hong Kong completed its fifth year this summer

The programme brought together 10 Hong Kong undergraduates and 5 UK undergraduates to run three 7-day fun English camps for a total of 240 children. Apart from competitions, activities and games in the classrooms they all spent the day at the Hong Kong Country Club, one of HK’s most exclusive members clubs as well as […]

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SPICE Programme (Hong Kong)

September 28, 2019

Neil is now back in Edinburgh after his summer in Hong Kong

He reflects on the programme and has also prepared the short video below…….. The SPICE English programme makes so much difference to approximately 200 children over the 3 7-day long programmes which run through the summer, and it makes an enormous difference to the interns and volunteers involved too. It is a great opportunity to […]

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Just Volunteers! News

September 28, 2019

Harry and Rob cycled across the world to raise money for a solar project at Lotus

Below is Harry’s report of their stopover at Lotus itself last month Learn about their journey: https://www.farsidestudio.com/risingsuncycle We think its important to give you our loyal following and supporters a genuine warts-and-all appraisal of Lotus. A rose-tinted ‘Live Aid-esque’ money magnet advert will not give you the understanding of the real issues and dynamics at Lotus. […]

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Priya finishes her summer assignment in Malaysia

Priya, studying dentistry in the UK, has just completed her assignment at the refugee school in Kuala Lumpur…….. Teaching at MRCLC in Kuala Lumpur has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences that I have had. I spent the last few weeks teaching English, Maths and Science to years 1 and 2 at […]

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