We are a community-based organization on the Thai-Myanmar border that was set up in 2002 by graduates of a school in Myanmar. The purpose of the center is to help the Karenni people who have suffered human rights abuses, promote non-violent efforts to build a new society by educating Karenni young people who live in the nearby refugee camp and Karenni State. Our students are 35 young adult Karenni refugees who are eager to learn English and improve prospects for the future.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our school is located in the beautiful countryside near Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about Karenni culture and traditions and be part of a close-knit community.
Mae Hong Son is a vast and beautiful mountainous province.
We are looking for a volunteer English teacher to teach two groups of 15 students for 20 hours each week, and hold some conversation classes in the evening.
• Plan and teach 4 hours of English lessons, Monday to Friday (textbooks and other teaching materials are available)
Requirements: • TEFL certificate and one year of teaching experience preferred • Interest in Myanmar issues • Comfortable in cross-cultural environments and simple living arrangement • Hardworking and flexible
Separate room at the school with a mattress, mosquito net, pillow and blankets • We also provide 3 home-cooked, rice-based meals per day • Private bathing area with cold water • Wireless internet
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week