Yangon Animal ShelterYouth Action Aid

Fur-well to a Compassionate Year

Yangon Animal Shelter YAS has been busy this school year - hosting a movie night, participating in the annual ISY fun fair, and releasing new merchandise, featuring meticulously designed shirts. YAS was also very active outside of school boundaries by featuring in the Yangon zay, a fair for NGOs in Yangon. Thondari (G11), the student leader of this service learning…
June 6, 2020
Chinthe RoarDoh EainMicroloansUnited World Schools

A Year Successfully Served

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an end, service learning groups are celebrating their achievements from this year and beginning to plan and prepare for the next school year. Global prepared a series of short articles for the next few weeks outlining the visions and future plans that each service learning group has. Perhaps this will inspire you to…
May 22, 2020
ISY

You’re Never Too Old to be Young

On Wednesday, May 13th, as part of the weekly interdisciplinary lessons, students from grades 9 and 10 were asked to make short instructional videos documenting any skill they wanted to share with and teach to elementary students. In return, the elementary students also made their own videos highlighting something new that they’ve learned or talking about their experience with growth…
May 14, 2020
ISY

YMUN-20 Zooms-In on COVID-19

On the morning of May 6th, students from high school Model United Nations gathered in a Zoom meeting to participate in the first-ever virtual YMUN conference, as the customary Yangon Model United Nations XI conference was canceled due to COVID-19.  Some students had the flag of the country that they are representing in their background. Eric and Erica, grade 11…
May 7, 2020
ISY

eARthereal

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the big BANG happened. Following this ethereal expansion of space, the Earth formed, and human life came into existence after lemurs evolved into Old World monkeys that evolved into gorillas that finally evolved into humans. One such lemur to Old World monkey to gorilla to Homo erectus to Homo…
April 23, 2020
ISY

Watering Imprinted Roots

On March 21st, a group of ISY teachers visited the Basic Education High School Shwe Thaung Yan, situated in the Ayeyarwady Division. This is the same school that the students who went on the December 2019 WWW Mangroves trip visited, where laptops and small printers were donated. This time, ISY donated a large photocopier that was left unused in the…
April 8, 2020
Urban Beekeeping

Don’t Worry Bee Happy

Beekeeping normally takes place in fields and countrysides. In Myanmar, a lot of the beekeeping happens in the Shan state and mountainous regions where there is a lot more agriculture. Urban beekeeping, however, is keeping bees in the urban environment knowing that we have a lot of flowers and nectar for them. As bees are an important part of a…
April 2, 2020
Community Action

Beleaf in the Bins

In order to prevent the burning of leaves in our local school neighborhood of Bahan, the service-learning group Community Action decided to help out by creating leaf baskets. Burning leaves have always been a practice of normality in Yangon, which adds to the already large amounts of pollution. The pollution increases the Air Quality Index (AQI) to unhealthy levels for…
March 26, 2020
ISY

For the Love of Service Learning: A Double Displacement Reaction

As the “heart of our school” and “a pillar of our community,” Daw Winsome has been nominated for and proudly announced as the recipient of the ISY Community Service Award. The award was presented to Daw Winsome on March 6th at the annual ISY Gala. This award brings light to those in our ISY community who have been notably dedicated…
March 19, 2020
United World Schools

Families Fund for Fun

The goal has been reached! That’s right, ISY’s 2019-20 goal to raise $10,000 for the Wan Kaung Village School (WKS) in partnership with United World Schools (UWS) has been reached!  Last Saturday, March 7th, ISY’s annual Family Fun Night took place and ended in success. In addition to fun, games, and delicious food, this year’s Family Fun Night incorporated new…
March 12, 2020