College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
News
2018-05-23
Insightful sharing helps CLASS students prepare for service learning in Myanmar

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) at City University of Hong Kong has initiated an International Community Service Programme to engage students in learning through serving in an international context. A group of 24 students will participate in the service-learning programme in Myanmar this summer. A series of training workshops was organised by the College to help students prepare for service learning in Myanmar.



Consul Ms Phyo Thu Zar Aung and Mr Richard TAO spoke on Myanmar's developments and ties with Hong Kong to CLASS students.

In a training workshop held on 21 May 2018, CLASS students were enriched by the insightful sharing of Consul Ms Phyo Thu Zar Aung and Counsellor Ms Phyu Phyu Hlaing from the Consulate General of the Republic Union of Myanmar Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Region, and Mr Richard TAO, Chairman of Hong Kong Macau and Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Following the welcoming remarks by Professor Dennis WONG Sing-wing, Associate Dean of CLASS, the honourable guests introduced the students to the political and socio-economic developments in Myanmar and to the work of the Chamber in building cooperation between Hong Kong and Myanmar. The students enthusiastically participated in exchanges with the guest speakers. On behalf of the College, Professor WONG presented souvenirs to the guests and thanked them for their insightful talks.

Students participating in the CLASS International Community Service-learning Programme in Myanmar will design a tailor-made educational programme for local children in Mandalay, Myanmar. They will collaborate with staff members at a local monastic school to teach children for four weeks, and engage in the planning of cultural visits to explore Myanmar’s unique culture, tradition and heritage.

Cover photo: CLASS students are inpsired by the honourable speakers' sharing.