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Overcoming boundaries : understanding identity, breaking prejudices and community building

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Where and when

Yangon, Myanmar. 22 December 2018 to 4 January 2019. 

Educational content area

Diversity - Conflict Resolution

Project description

In this IPP will learn about the different cultures and conflicts existing within Myanmar, a country with over 135 ethnic groups, and reflect on how differences and conflicts can be overcome. 

Organizing a camp for children from different ethnic backgrounds, participants will establish a camp in which the differences are less important than the bonds everyone can make with each other. Participants will also visit a local orphanage that has many different ethnic groups’ orphans, from different backgrounds and speaking different languages.  Communication problems between the children can make it difficult to establish trusting relationships. Participants and children from the camp will plan activities to help build trust.

The Khayay School is a leader in cultural empathy education through their multilingual curriculum, bridging students, families and faculties from different backgrounds to create a holistic learning environment.

Any successful outcomes will be used to offer hope during the Rohingya crisis.

Hosted by CISV Myanmar and CISV Japan 

Participant profile

Participants should ideally:

  • Able to communicate in non-verbal ways.
  • Be interested in multi linguistic education.

  • Be able to respect each culture and understand about the diversity. 

  • Be willing to act to make global friendship.


How to take part

Contact your nearest CISV National Association and register your interest for IPP P-2018-007 Myanmar

Download general 2018 IPP information

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