Teach English to Karenni refugees in a beautiful and welcoming community in northern Thailand



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Projects involving children

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  • Help


    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.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • 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

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Burmese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 423163721439