Hello! We are located in Taunggyi, Southern Shan State. We are running a 15-month Arts & Social Sciences College program with 30 youth from all over the country comprising of 3-4 religious groups as well as 15-18 different ethnic groups. Our students are involved in an alternative and holistic learning approach.
Our students are between 18-30 years old, thus similar ages of many volunteers, so volunteers would be able to spend time and share experiences from youth of Myanmar.
Our students are from various religions and ethnic groups, they come from all over the country, some from places foreigners are not allowed to go due to conflicts. This would be a great way for volunteers to learn about the real stories of the country outside the façade of the popular tourist destinations most foreigners go to.
Our students are eager to learn so if volunteers come as a teacher, volunteers will have the gratifying experience of helping other human beings with new skills and a better future.
Teaching, Sports (football), Gardening, Cooking, Language exchange
The accommodation is located less than a minute walk from the school. Its free. It is a simple room with 2 beds. Toilets and shower are outside the room. The boys and some staff live in that compound. There is a kitchen with all the necessities to cook (the school kitchen is also available to use for cooking). Pillows, blankets, tables and chairs are offered as well.
Taunggyi does not have many 'famous' sightseeing. However, it is surrounded by mountains and a beautiful countryside. If volunteers can ride a motorbike, we have plenty to borrow (or along with staff and/or students to drive you around) to visit outside of Taunggyi. Inle, Kalaw, Kakku, Loikaw, Hopone, Pekon and Pindaya are all under 3 hours drive and beautiful places to visit.
For simple relax time volunteers can go around the city with students, sitting in tea shops discussing about life and more. We also often have late night fires at the boys' hostel talking and playing music.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week