Lautu Education Centre

Overview

The Lautu Education Centre is an organization which focuses on the welfare of refugee children from Myanmar aged between 5 and 14 years old. The Lautu Education Center is also part of the Malaysian Christian Fellowship since the 18th of January 2010 with Bawi Kung being its chairman.

The centre thrives to provide English language lessons, I.T. lessons, and Music classes. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is responsible in providing salary for the teachers, however. The centre’s goal is to optimize students’ performance and achievement, cultivate positivity towards learning and improve social competence in students. As of 1st of April 2016, there were 4 teachers, a cook, and 45 students in the centre. 30 of the students are under 12 years old and the rest are above 12 years of age.

IMU Cares has chosen them to be a community partner since May 2016. Since then, the following activities have been conducted:


Objectives

Kids

  • To promote proper personal hygiene among the refugee children.
  • To enhance the refugee children’s interest and knowledge in basic sciences and English.
  • To ensure that the refugee children are empowered with living and social skills.

Target Audience

  • Refugee children

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Many student groups have been conducting community service projects at existing IMU Cares Community Partners as part of their MPU (U4) project. Find below the list of activities that students can undertake as part of their MPU (U4) project. Each student group may select one of the following:

  1. To follow-up and develop on ongoing projects

    Tutoring languages and science/math subjects
    At the end of the project, the refugees should be able to speak and read English and Bahasa Malaysia moderately good. Hopefully, with equipped language skills, the refugees can life a better life when they grow older as they would be able to communicate with strangers in Malaysia and perform daily activities such as banking or shopping and so on.


    Hand hygiene and oral hygiene

    During the whole project, the refugees should have learnt how to wash their hands effectively in the way demonstrated by CSSC IMU. This is good for life as the refugees will be able to prevent themselves from getting infected by diseases that are transmissible by touch. Oral hygiene on the other hand, reduces the chances of infections due to bad oral hygiene, and keeps the teeth of the refugees healthy.


    Science experiments

    During the project, we hope to spark interest in Science amongst the refugees of Lautu Education Centre. We plan to do this by demonstrating interesting Science experiments to the refugees there. Hopefully, in the long run, the refugees who are then grown up would be able to invent something revolutionary that can vastly improve the global economy and technology.


    Tutoring daily life skills, by interactive ways

    During the project, we will be demonstrating life skills such as reading the time and preparation of food. Also, we will be explaining the importance of it. Hopefully, by the end of the project, the refugees will be capable of managing life more efficiently. Also, we will be having educational activities to improve their mind. Activities such as chess, checkers, monopoly, scrabble, and many more can drastically improve strategic thinking, command of language, mathematics and money management, and many more skills.

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  3. To introduce new and continuous assessment of existing projects

    Educate children on importance of water intake
    To educate children on importance of water intake, importance of drinking boiled water, water borne diseases that can be spread via unclean water, simple water filtration system, brushing technique


    Teaching of basic English language and Mathematics and Science
    To continue teaching of basic English language and Mathematics and Science through interesting interactive experiments and to assess the impact and benefit of designed experiments

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Project Leader: Dr Ni Ni Win
Email: nini_win@imu.edu.my
Community Partner: Lautu Education Centre

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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