Help Burmese Migrants and Refugee Communities

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Program Description

What?

We are looking for volunteers who are interesting in helping migrant communities and schools. Those who are qualified may also be asked to assist with healthcare.

There are many ethnic minority groups (Karen, etc.,) along with the Burmese who are migrants and refugees. These individuals live in harsh conditions after escaping from worse. With little to no opportunities for education, these Burmese migrants also suffer from serious health issues.

You will be placed in Mae Sot, a region close to the Burmese border. This town features a Friendship Bridge, which links it to Myawaddi, a town in Myanmar. There are a mix of ethnic groups in this region including Thai, Karen, Burmese, and Chinese, among others. We welcome volunteers throughout the year and also feature a training session in Thailand each month.

If you are enthusiastic and looking to make a difference, we welcome you! This will be a simple lifestyle but an amazing experience.

Our current volunteer responsibilities include:

Teaching English and really emphasizing conversation and continuous practice
Training in computer skills
Training in both computer and English skills
Caring for children
Assisting in healthcare
Helping out on other projects and in the community

Volunteers will be placed in the Mae Sot Region and mountains to assist in communities, migrant learning centers, and local schools.

One of our programs is to bring young migrants to the Training Center in Thailand so that they can train alongside our international volunteers in order to assist friends who could not travel to Thailand.

Highlights

Teaching English and really emphasizing conversation and continuous practice
Training migrants and refugees in computer skills
Training underprivileged individuals in both computer and English skills
Caring for children
Assisting in healthcare
Helping out on other projects and in the community

Qualifications

Skills needed:

English and IT skills

Volunteer Types

Education

What`s Included

We are proud to offer low volunteer fees for a great value! You will receive:

Full support during the application process and administration of your project
Accommodation: Options vary with each project but can be - homestay with a local family, room at a school, bungalow/room at a national park, shared room at our Openmind Projects Training Center in Nong Khai or Volunteer House in Krabi, Thailand
Lunch and dinner at most placements
Intensive three-day Volunteer & Cross Cultural Training, including accommodation (shared), lunch and dinner
Help with travel arrangements both to Southeast Asia and your final project destination
Visa invitation letter
Pre-Departure Handbooks containing vital travel, volunteer, teaching, language and cross-cultural advice
24/7 emergency support
Letter of recommendation if requested

Program Locations

Mae Sot, Thailand

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Program Details

Provider:
Openmind Projects Foundation
Location
  • Thailand: Mae Sot
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1 year+, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
€ 345

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