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University Counseling Seminar

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Seminar for Burmese Youths to inform them about education opportunities at universities and colleges in India
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Despite their talents, many Burmese youth dismiss the possibility of going to college. This dream seems difficult to reach due to lack of resources and seemingly complicated processes. However, opportunities exist!

The seminar to be held by Chin Students' Union specifically targets the Burmese youths to provide them with counseling and information about different higher education options and funding available. The event will be hosted by fellow Burmese students who are currently studying in universities to share their experiences and to open the paths for many younger refugees of the Chin community.                                                                        

You can contribute to the costs of hosting the event including hall rent, assistance with transportation for the participants and preparation of information materials for the future students.

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Name of Organization Chin Student Union (CSU)
About the Organisation

The Chin Student Union was formed in 1946, by a few Chin students at the Rangoon University, to participate in the movement to achieve independence from the British Empire. After the student uprising in Burma on August 8, 1988, leaders were exiled to India and the organization was reformed in 1995. The Chin Student Union’s aims and objectives include helping with the educational and social problems of the Chin people; preserving and promoting the Chin literature, culture, and tradition; and advocating for equality and self-determination in the Union of Burma together with other ethnic organizations.

The CSU helps Burmese students and youth to get admission to Indian schools, colleges, and universities. It has organized workshops, trainings, and other activities for Burmese refugees in Delhi. CSC has also collaborated with Tibetan Student Union and Indian Student Union to help Burmese people get access to education in India. The organization serves Burmese refugees all over India and networks with student groups inside as well as outside of Burma.

Total Costs INR 21,100 (approx. CZK 8,000 / EUR 300 / USD 390)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 8,000
Total Number of Shares 16
Location New Delhi
Timeframe August 2013
Progress Update

The Seminar was held on August 2nd, 2013. Sixty one young men and women from the Burmese community in Delhi attended the event. They were guided by three invited speakers in discussions about Career counselling (choosing the right career and planning steps to achieve career goals) and more specifically about Education counselling (choosing the right school, admission process, sholarships and other types of funding for Burmese students in India).

This was a second year of such workshops supported by BCP Microgrant and the organizers were happy to report that 10 students enrolled successfully in college after attending last years' workshop (compared with average of 2 students/year when no workshops were organized).

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