Mark E Labuntog, PhD, has been involved formally and informally in Jesuit tertiary level education for the last 34 years in Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines), Campion Institute (Yangon, Myanmar), Jesuit Refugee Services Education Unit (Myitkyina, Upper Myanmar) and now in Myanmar Leadership Institute (Yangon, Myanmar). His professional education, experience and research have been in English Language and Literature Teaching, Pedagogy, Curriculum Development, Textbook Evaluation and Leadership.
He studied and obtained academic education and related learning experiences from Xavier University (Philippines), University of Lancaster (England), Center for Teachers of English in Asia-Pacific at the University of Hawaii (Manoa, Hawaii, USA), University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia), Saint John Mary Vianney Theologate (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) and the Ignatian Institute of Religious Education Foundation in Holy Cross College (Davao, Philippines).
Among others, he has participated in conferences and seminars on the Intellectual Apostolate of the Society of Jesus in Fu Jen University (Taiwan), Ignatian Spirituality and Psycho-Spiritual Integration (Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Emmaus Center, Philippines), Assumption Way of Life (Religious of the Assumption, France and Italy), Japanese Art (Tokyo Art Museum and Soka Gakai University, Japan) and on Inclusivity (Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand). Through the years, he has taught courses in English, Language, Literature, Pedagogy, Leadership, Theology and Religious Education in Myanmar and in the Philippines.
Evaluation is based on Continuous Assessment Tests and Quarterly Examinations. The weightage will differ from quarter to quarter.
1) Continuous Internal Assessment includes organised tests and other components such as quiz, debates, seminar, presentations, assignment, etc.
2) Both Continuous Internal Assessment tests and final exams are compulsory to students.
3) Passing minimum for the Graduate Diploma is 50 per cent.
Sisca Setiati FCJ, MA
completed her B.Ed (English) at Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and she obtained her Graduate Diploma and Masters in Theology from the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia.
In the last twenty years, she has taught English as Second Language in different private language schools, at Sanata Dharma University in Indonesia and Campion Institute, Yangon-Myanmar. She has been teaching Education, Spirituality and Leadership related subjects at the Myanmar Institute of Religious Studies (MIRS) and Myanmar Leadership Institute (MLI).
Sisca’s areas of interest include holistic education, spirituality, language, arts, leadership and cross-cultural studies. In recent years, she attended various personal and professional development programs in Spain, France and the United Kingdom which deepened her knowledge, skills and experience in the area where she currently ministers.
Saw Myo Min Thu, Executive Director of Thabyay Education Foundation, is an alumnus of OSF Network Scholarship Program, and came to Thabyay after serving in the US high education system for more than twelve years – five years as a University Evaluator at the University of San Francisco, six years as an Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Maryland, College Park, and over a year as the Director of Admissions and Records at California State University, Bakersfield. Since his return to Myanmar, Saw Myo Min Thu has been actively advocating for a better education system in his native country. He is involved in the national efforts for education reform through the Salween Institute for Public Policy and a broad network of Myanmar educators. He also serves on the Board of Burmese Community Center for Education based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Saw Myo Min Thu holds a B.A. (1998) in International Relations from San Francisco State University and an M.A. (2000) in Development Economics from Williams College.
Emily De is national education programme officer at the UNESCO Yangon Office, Myanmar. Since Oct 2016, she has been engaged in the implementation of Peace Education and Education for sustainable Development (ESD) as a material developer and trainer. Emily oversees the Centre of Excellence for Business Skills Development, a joint program of UNESCO and Yangon University of Economics for two years. Her role is to support youths’ employability by implementation of new business skills development programmes, developing resource materials and facilitating training, seminars, and workshops.
Prior to UNESCO, Emily is a former teacher and coordinator for different youth programmes for several years including Myanmar Academies Community Program in Kachin state, Kayah state and Kayin state. She initiated experiential learning and community service programs in different youth programmes. She has a MA degree in International Education and Development from University of Sussex in UK and a MA degree in Educational Administration from Ramkhamhaeng university in Thailand.
Gillian Donoghue obtained a B.Ed in English and Religious Studies in Glasgow, Scotland, before teaching for over fifteen years in high schools in Scotland and the Cayman Islands, as well as teaching English as a Second Language in northern Italy and Sardinia.
After moving to Italy, Gillian spent a further 15 years working in business and administration roles with Jesuit Refugee Service and Caritas Internationalis in Rome. During this time, she developed a special interest in refugee education and education in emergencies, and through this work had the privilege of visiting and meeting students and teachers in schools in Central America and Africa.
Gillian is a fluent Italian speaker and enjoys studying new languages, listening and playing music and reading as much as possible.
Parents and Guardians are requested to co-operate with MLI authorities in the formation of good character; in maintaining regularity in attendance and progress in studies of their children / wards.