Since 2014 teams from Westgate Baptist Community have visited Malaysia to volunteer in schools run by Chin refugees from Burma (Myanmar). Because refugee children in Malaysia cannot attend government schools, refugee communities run their own schools.

Each year we hope to arrange two visits to the refugee schools and support agencies. Depending on participant’s skills we teach English, write funding applications, fix computers or teach violin!

Through our fund raising we buy text books for the refugee students, help to fund teacher’s salaries, school lunches, and associated school costs.

In preparation for one of our visits, students at St Therese’s Catholic Primary School wrote and performed a song for the refugees in Malaysia. You can watch them sing on YouTube: ‘Light the Dark’