TCU SISU supported the project which will encourage and develop the students’ entrepreneurial mindset and idea. Under this project, the second paper art training workshop was conducted from (1.7.2019) to (5.7.2019). The training workshop was conducted with the following objectives;
To support the local community development through income generation of students during higher education.
To encourage the social entrepreneurial spirit and mindset during higher education.
To cascade the the business ideas and technology by students in their respective society and community
Totally 40 students and teachers from Thanlyin Co-operative University are participated in the training workshop.
TCU SISU conducted its fourth replication of Impact connect studio on 25th July 2019. The studio design was developed and previously done by SIX in Myanmar. This studio was conducted as a replication under WP 5 of SEASIN Project in the Uttara Hall of TCU. A total of 39 SISU users (38 students and 1 tutor) were participated in the studio. The participants were grouped into six groups and each group discussed the project ideas for social innovation in six topics. In the opening of the studio, Pro-rector (admin) U Oo Tin Thein delivered the welcoming speech to the participants. Firstly, the introduction session was led by U Thein Tan Naing (Tutor). Then, Associate Professor Daw May Lin Aung (TCU SISU Member) discussed the concepts on social innovation. In the evening session, the six groups presented their issues such as Game Abuse among youth, Uneducated Persons in Rural Area, Water deficit in some areas, Betel-spittle problems, High stress level, lack of rural development. This session was led by U Zaw Htet Paing. The whole process was facilitated by the former participants of the Impact Connect Studio.
This event aims to bring together practitioners, academics and students to explore how universities can help social innovation become more effective within our communities.
The programme includes a range of discussions and opportunities:
What does the future looks like for Social Innovation in Southeast Asia?
Launch of a Global Platform to support Social Innovation in Universities
New international funding opportunities for Social Innovation
How will Thailand’s Social Enterprise Promotion Act affect the ecosystem?
Visa opportunities for new social entrepreneurs
Social Innovation Market Place showcasing ideas and projects
This event is organised by the SOUTHEAST ASIAN SOCIAL INNOVATION NETWORK (SEASIN). The Network has established Social Innovation Support Units in eight universities in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia with support from partner universities in Portugal, Spain and the UK. In addition to the universities, four social innovation partners are also involved in order to ensure relevance and effectiveness at a local level. Each of the Units has been kitted out with a range of equipment, including 3-d printers, virtual reality tools, lathes, computers and software to create makers spaces for both students and external stakeholders to use and develop their projects.
SEASIN is co-funded by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Programme.
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YUE SISU conducted its third replication of Impact Connect Studio on 12th July 2019. Their first and second replications were conducted on 5th June 2019 and 1st July 2019. A total of 35 participants (21 MBA students, 6 academic staff and 8 stakeholders) were participated in the studio and the participants who attended the workshop by SIX and 1st and 2nd replications facilitated the studio process. The participants were grouped into five groups and each group discussed and selected one issue among three issues and presented the action plan to solve this selected issue.
YUE SISU conducted its second replication of Impact connect studio on 1st July, 2019. A total of 40 participants (20 MBA students, 9 academic staff, 11 stakeholders) were participated in the studio and the participants who attended the workshop by SIX facilitated the studio process. Stakeholders include natives from Bilu Island, trainees attended at previous training provided by SIX, environmental specialists, and health experts. The participants were grouped into five groups and each group discussed and presented the topics on environment, education, social issues, economics, and health issues for Socio-economic Development of Bilu Island, Mon State, Myanmar.