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We are Global, one of the newest service learning activities at ISY.

We aim to promote, spread awareness and celebrate the service learning projects at ISY. We believe that informing is one thing, but truly inspiring is another, and we hope that our stories encourage the ISY community to get involved and make a change together.

A PAWWerFUL Start for YAS

Photograph Taken By Shwe Waddy Yangon Animal Shelter has started off strong this school year. Unlike previous years, YAS has organized its members into different groups (such as Finance, Fundraising, Design, Human Resources, and Communication) for increased...

Fruit for Thought

Photograph Taken By Hayman Han Last week, MS Community Kitchen prepared food together as a group for the first time. It was their second meeting, the first having been a planning session. Students brought in various fruits that were used to make fruit skewers for the...

Global Goals

Recently, Mr. Palange’s photography students were given an assignment titled “Sustainable Service Photo Shoot”. They were to photograph for the greater good of the community and use these photos as a powerful tool to raise awareness of current issues. Students...

“Are you really going to build a school?”

Last week a small group of ISY faculty visited Wan Kaung village in Eastern Shan State to meet the villagers and find out more about the project to build a school in partnership with the NGO  United World Schools (UWS). The ISY team (Dr. Hedger, Mr. Ailes, Mr. Robert...

Dr. Hedger’s Insight on Service Learning

When Dr. Hedger got to the International School Yangon, he started exploring in the community to see how ISY could be more engaged in service learning.  Since working with one of his favorite professors years ago, Dr. Hedger has been very passionate about service...

Old House New Soil

Last Thursday, Elementary Student Council and Global Elementary went to U Thant House to learn about ISY’s new Bokashi composting program from Jenny and her team.  Elementary Roots and Shoots and Student Council have been working hard to inform students, teachers, and...

ISY’s Comic Superheroes

To support ISY’s service learning program, the Parent Association set up a system to give grants to give money to ISY’s service groups. Global spoke to some service groups to find out how the grant money is being used. Mr. Macheskis’s second-grade students created...

Inle in Play

You may have noticed a new face on the basketball court lately. Meet Sayar Zaw Latt! As part of the ongoing partnership between ISY and the Inle Heritage Foundation (IHF), Sayar Zaw Latt, a PE teacher from the Inle Heritage Private School (also known as the Bamboo...

Drawing Conclusions

On March 28th, the Girl-Up team had their first activity specially made for the elementary classes, inspired by a YouTube video, “A Class That Turned Around Kids' Assumptions of Gender Roles!” The Girl-Up team entered three elementary classes (Ms. Davis’ 1st grade,...

Large Streams From Little Fountains Flow

Microloans is a service group that provides interest-free loans to local entrepreneurs in need of funds. From the beginning of this year, Microloans is supporting the construction of a water filtration unit in a local monastery in Myanmar. “Global” sent along a...