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Crispy Chips, Sincere Smiles

In a heart-warming gathering at the Kyaik Wine Disabled Center, the group that goes by the name of “Community Kitchen” visited the children to interview, offer snacks, and bond with the orphans at the center. With dedicated leaders Maheem and Chan Mya, the group...

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Inle Now in Play

In April last school year, Sayar Zaw Latt from Inle Heritage Private School visited ISY to learn about teaching methods and working with young children. A few days ago, he sent us his reflection on what he learned and how he will apply these skills in the school back...

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The Climate is Changing… So Why Aren’t We?

On Friday, the 20th of September, the Eco Schools Team, formerly known as SEEDs, organized and led a protest to speak up about climate action. They listed their main concerns about our school’s contribution to climate change. Students from both middle and high school...

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Flood Drive to Lifeline

The ISY Community in Action service learning group is collecting items for a flood drive donation to villagers affected in Mawlamyine of Mon State. The goods will go to Mr. U Win, Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, and the Ayeyarwady Foundation and they will deliver to the...

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Give it a Shot

Here's an exclusive Q&A Session with Shin Shin, MCHP Student Leader. Q. Why did you start doing MCHP? A. I always wanted to start a service learning group. For example, in 6th grade, I started a group called Happy Day, which strived to make people happy while...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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“Stolen People, Stolen Dreams”

Thursday, March 14th was CNN’s #myfreedomday, which is a student-driven initiative to raise awareness about modern-day slavery. The 9th-grade world studies classes took leadership in spreading the word and educating others about this issue which the world faces today....

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Dogumentary

We at “Global” know a good thing when we see it. We are proud to present to you Yangon Animal Shelter (YAS) which has recently registered as an official NGO. Current leaders of YAS are Ms. Just (Supervisor/Founder), Chris Minn (President) Thondari Win (Fundraising...

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Big Things Come With Small Folds

Recently, the members of the Community Kitchen prepared Nepali-style dumplings for children at an orphanage located in Kyaik Waing in northern Yangon.  As usual, we stayed back after school for an afternoon of cooking. We used minced chicken, leek, onions, and some...

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Digging Deeper with RecyGlo

Last Friday, the secondary gardening group had the opportunity to meet and work with local environmental NGO RecyGlo (www.facebook.com/recyglo). They learned more about composting and planting techniques to help strengthen the soil at ISY. “Our challenge here is to...

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“Little Steps are Important”- Roots and Shoots at ISY

Roots and Shoots, inspired by Jane Goodall, is a program founded to make a better world. A small group of rooters and shooters has been set up at ISY. The group is, for now, an elementary service learning group consisting of students in grades 3-5. Recently, five...

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Reflection Sparks Progress

The advisory on February 7th focused on reflections amongst the various service learning groups at ISY. Secondary students gathered with their service group student leaders and advisors to discuss various topics ranging from what they are doing well in, to what their...

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MCHP Celebrates Its First Year

On January 19, 2019, Myanmar Children Health Project (MCHP), a non-profit student-led organization, celebrated its one year anniversary by starting its most ambitious project so far yet. Currently, the goal is to vaccinate 1000 children for Hepatitis B by the end of...

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