Community Service

Community Service is a cornerstone of the International School of Myanmar. Together we are committed to building relationships with the local community, orphanages, schools and organizations. Our goal is to find ways of playing an active role in promoting the well being of others through hands-on interaction. Several programs involving education, advocacy, and awareness are growing in this student-run teacher-guided program. We believe that when we put our efforts, knowledge, talents, and skills towards a common goal of helping, we can truly make a difference!

Many students choose to become involved in the ISM microloans program. This groupís accomplishments have had wide reaching results throughout the local community and Myanmar. Based on the philosophy and economic principles of Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the Microloans Program of the International Students of Myanmar (MLPISM) helps individuals, organizations, and small businesses make small scale capital investments and repay loans with minimal interest.

Some students choose to intern with local non-governmental agencies such as New Heritage Orphanage, Save the Children, Myanmar Egress, Kid's Life, Mary Chapman School of Deaf, local Yangon schools, and the Home for the Aged. The student-run ISM Global Issues Network coordinates and promotes community service efforts with other international schools in Yangon and East Asia. The Environment Club promotes recycling, environmental awareness, and water and sanitation projects.