Volunteerism: The Whats and Whys


Deadline : As soon as possible

Date : February 28, Wednesday

Duration : 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ( 1 Hour )

Location : Adapt ASEAN Academy Sakura House, No. 52(A), 3rd Floor, San Yeik Nyein St 3, Insein Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon

Type : 3,000 MMK/pax (2,000 MMK for students*)
*Verification/student ID required.

Description :

No one is too young to change the world.

Whenever we talk about the word “Volunteerism” the very first question that occurs to our minds is; what does volunteerism actually mean? There are so many definitions for this term. To put it simply, this term can be defined in a very easy and appropriate sentence: “doing something which has a positive impact in the society without having any expectation for the reward”.

Volunteerism leading to great involvement with the community mostly bears the face of “youth”. Youth is the backbone of volunteerism. It is fueled by motivation, determination, energy, drive and optimistic approach. It is only the youth who can bring constructive and credible development in many affected areas of the world.

In this talk, Shireen Weston, a retired social worker and a long-time volunteer, shares with us her experience working in the field as well as the industry know-hows. At the end of the workshop, several youth volunteers would share about their volunteering experiences.

About The Speaker
Shireen Weston
Retired social worker, Founder of Bidbury for English and Cambridge ESOL and IELTS examiner

Education is at the core of what Shireen does. For the past few years, she has been travelling between Turkey and Britain, working as an examiner for the British Council. She was also a long-time teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Indonesia, Turkey Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Britain. In between, she founded a residential language school – Bidbury for English in Petersfield, Hampsire, UK.

Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked as a social worker in London where she helped migrants and refugees assimilate into the society.

Presently, Shireen finds joy in travelling around the world doing voluntary work.

 About Teach for ASEAN
Teach for ASEAN (T4A) is the education & youth empowerment programme that was started by a group of young, passionate people in Singapore who want to connect ASEAN Youths, grassroots organizations and good businesses together to attain the common vision of improving equity in education and access to decent employment.

Eligibility : Open for all

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