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IB CAS Students - The Bagan School Aid Project

30 October 2015

Three BSB International students support 2 underprivileged schools in Bagan/Myanmar, as part of their IB CAS program.

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Have you ever gone to a school? Have you ever had good education? To the majority of you this question will sound pointless, since you will have had good education in your life. However, there are less privileged people in our world to whom this question applies. Some children do not have access to proper education or even schools. In the city of Bagan (Myanmar), this is the case. Therefore, three international students (Jannick Berendt, Jan Kobiolka and Leonardo Bellillo) of the British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi, founded “The Bagan School aid project”.  Supporting, this project are two teachers in the British school (Mr. David Mounter and Mr. Paul Readdy).

This project is about supporting two schools in Bagan, one being a monastery school and the other a poor village’s school.  In both of those schools, the learning conditions and school standards are very poor. The school aid project is now aiming to help these schools by providing them with teaching and learning materials.

On top of this, the three students who made the project a reality are flying to Bagan/Myanmar this year from the 11th of December to the 3rd of January. In the time of their stay, they will support both schools by teaching English and engaging with the children. Furthermore, the Bagan School aid project plans to finance these schools in the coming future.

The goal of this project is to open up new ways into the future for the children of Bagan. They should be provided with the same or similar standards of education found in most modern countries. It is about sharing our knowledge with people in other countries.

So far, the group has managed to raise money through generous sponsorship from Blue Star Amg and Parkway Health Beijing. However, The Bagan school aid Project is always in need of financial support from people who share the belief of global education. If you feel willing to support this project, please click on the link below or you can write to the emails below for further information. The Bagan School aid Project is incredibly grateful for every kind of support. Kind regards

Update from: Leonardo Bellillo, Year 12 IB CAS Student