BPers - 2020-21
The Bridge Program
The Bridge Program(BP) begun in 2011 ( Thai-Burma) border.It is online study and the lessons are based on critical thinking and reflection. It is essential that each participant have access to computer and internet due to the program nature (online study).
BP was set up, a simple, online educational opportunity for eligible Myanmar refugee youth. BP’s hope is to ‘bridge the gap’ between Thai-Burma border post-10 refugee camp education and potential selection for online studies with participating universities internationally – or other tertiary studies.
BP is open for Myanmar youths in Thai-Burma Border and inside Myanmar who are keen to pursue further education.
In 2011 ‘BP-ers’ were Myanmar refugee youths who had completed or were currently concluding post-10th standard education in refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border.
Among these youths, some were selected on the basis of their participation and success in English competitions.
Themes skills BP develope
The following are developing skills BP concentrates on:
Clear communication skill (through email, social media, skype)
Critical thinking skill
Personal self-management skill (Time management, self-reflection, setting personal SMART Goal)
Oral and Written English communication (BP is not really English language course. However, English is used throughout all assignments and communication.)
Basic English Skill in Writing and Reading.
Detail Orientation skill (Carefully read and response the given directives.)
Appropriate motivation for further self-development.
The Bridge Program is supported by ‘BP friends’ in Australia and reports to the Australian Marist Province ‘Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation’ Committee.