Outdoor - School Trip 2014 BrainWorks
For the annual school trip this year, we took our students to the coastal, growing town of Dawei! I strongly believe that our students had a great time working as a group, learning and experiencing new things like visiting places where brooms, cheroots are made and cashew nut factory. They also had a privilege of a closer look at and a visit to one of Myanmar’s tropical seaside towns.
Got to feel the beauty of nature at Maung Ma Kan Beach!
We did lots of activities which really helped us to develop team work and rapport between both students and teachers!
A professional wilderness guide with extensive experience in the United States, India, Nepal, and Pakistan has been working with us to expand this program. In 2010 he planned a series of staged outward bound adventure trips that took staff members successively to the crowded streets of downtown Yangon, climbing and hiking in Kyaiktiyo (home of the perched boulder of Golden Rock), and trekking for several days through the Shan states. These trips allow participants to explore new regional and ethnic territories, come into contact with different socio-economic groups, be in greater touch with nature and the natural world, and develop confidence in their own decision-making ability.
He will be back in 2011 and in subsequent winters to develop further stages of these adventure trips, in which more members of the staff and student body will be involved. The program will eventually be entirely run and coordinated independently by local staff at Total.