The Plight of Burmese Refugees in Malaysia

With three inspirational young Burmese refuges attending the ELS CIEP course at Bukit Bintang centre, the students, teachers and staff know well how tough life can be for these natives of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar. In amazing group effort, the Bukit Bintang students, teachers, staff and corporate ELS management came together to raise funds for United Learning Centre – a volunteer run centre located near Bukit Bintang that provides free daily education and childcare for children of Burmese refugees. Several students and staff visited the centre one rainy afternoon in December and presented the refugees and centre staff with food, toys, sports equipment, educational material and other treats. There were plenty of smiles as the children presented an impromptu art “workshop” for the visitors!