July Monthly Seminar

Benefits of study tour and youth involvement in AMI conference

Date       Monday 29th July 2019

Time       5:30 pm for 6pm start

Venue    Room 561, Level 5, Arts West, (Building 148), University of Melbourne,

               148 Royal Parade, Parkville. please see the map

RSVP by 27th please for catering purpose. Email: admin@aummi.edu.au

No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

Associate professor Susie Costello teaches  Social Work in the School of Global, Urban and Social Sciences at RMIT University. She is chairperson of the RMIT Myanmar Interest Group and a member of the Refugee Tertiary Education Committee that established online tertiary scholarships for refugees from Myanmar. Susie conducted her PhD research whilst living on the Thai Burma border in 2007 where, in consultation with refugees from Burma, she developed and taught the current social work curriculum for health and community workers at the Mae Tao Clinic. Between 2006 and 2008 Susie worked as a consultant with UNICEF Child Protection Yangon, the Department of Social Welfare, and the University of Yangon to develop a Graduate Diploma in Social Work in Myanmar and the beginning of a Child Protection system. Susie led RMIT student Study tours to the Thai Burma border from 2007 to 2010 and in 2016, in partnership with Action Aid Myanmar, to Myanmar. The visit combined her current research exploring the contributions of Yangon University social work staff, graduates and other qualified social workers to the democratic processes in Myanmar. Susie will take a group of RMIT students to Myanmar and the AMI Conference in Yangon in January 2020.

Mary @ Htet Yamone Aung is a second-year Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Applied Linguistics and minoring in Environmental Studies. Born and raised in Myanmar, her dream to study abroad was made possible when she was awarded the University of Melbourne Dean’s Award, Trinity College’s Scholarship and Prospect Burma’s grant. She actively participated in youth programs while she was in Myanmar. She aiming to contribute back to her community, she is going back to Myanmar upon her graduation to work at Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education High School where she finished her high school studies and where she worked as a Kindergarten teacher before leaving for Australia.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk.

For more information about AMI, please visit: aummi.edu.au/.