The Open School

The Readcamp in Saigon
Open Schools are learning events that are open to anyone who is interested in learning or teaching. At Open Schools, we discuss a range of topics such as travel, relationships, career, education, and personal development. We meet at libraries, cafes, co-working spaces and schools. We host Open Schools across South-East Asia.
Participants post their topics at Mui Wo Open School, Hong Kong
How to live with less, Mui Wo Open School
How to make a forest from a single sapling, Mui Wo Open School
Any one who wishes to lead a session on a topic they are passionate about can do so.
Learn to free-dive session from Singapore

How do the participants post their topics?

Voting for topics at Saigon Open School
Write down the skill or topic that you want to learn, teach or discuss on a post-it and stick it on the designated wall. Participants move across the wall and vote for the topics they are interested in.
Discussions at the Open School in Saigon
At the end of the voting, we create a schedule. We assign a spot (a room or a corner) and a time slot (usually 30 minutes) for each discussion topic.
Travel hacks for India, Saigon Open School.
We may run two or three discussions simultaneously. The participants are free to move to another group if they find their current discussion uninteresting. How to spot fake news, from Phnom Penh
The readcamp in Phnom Penh - discussions on what people are reading

Why we run the

Open School? We believe that there is a wealth of knowledge hidden in our communities. To tap on this, we created this meet where people from all backgrounds, ages, and occupations can come together. There is a lot of talk about “smart” cities, we believe that a truly smart city is the one that becomes smarter by sharing.
Books and Trips in Hanoi
The Open School at the University of Social Sciences in Saigon
Participants from Singapore and Phnom Penh join the “Art of Getting Lost” in Saigon
The Educamp in Yangon
Yangon, about how to be a better teacher
Singapore, discussing space exploration
The best part is finding a nearby cafe, and continuing the discussions well past the closing time
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