Southeast Asia

Learn more about the educators and institutions in our network.

La Wun Shwe Wut Ye, Myanmar Institute of Theology

Building a Journalism Program, Step by Step
Myanmar Institute of Theology wanted to develop a journalism course to introduce students to the field, so it turned to the United Board’s network for sources of expertise.

Mark Raygan Garcia, Silliman University

A New Perspective on the Asian Region
The Philippines has embarked on a major transition in education, and that is creating an opportunity for academic professionals like Mark Raygan Garcia to take a fresh look at their roles in higher education. Mr. Garcia is enrolled in the Master of Public Policy and Governance, with Social Policy Specialization program at the Education University of Hong Kong.

Mika Shaura (Tanasarnsanee), Assumption University

More Than a Knowledge Provider
“Being a knowledge provider and managing a classroom would not be enough,” Mika Shaura realized, if she wanted to bring whole person education into her Japanese language classes at Assumption University in Thailand. As a 2014-2016 United Board Fellow, Ms. Shaura had been introduced to whole person education during her placements at Tunghai University in Taiwan and Gonzaga University in the United States. As she observed their educators in action, she concluded that they played multiple roles: animator, connector, community servant, caretaker, and the traditional teacher’s role as a knowledge provider.

AULP for Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste

Over the course of two days, 23 college and university leaders from Eastern and Middle Indonesia and Timor-Leste reflected on the current environment for higher education in their region and ways in which educators can respond to both obstacles and opportunities. Through small group discussions, participants realized they shared common interests in the Christian identity of their respective institutions, capacity …