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Burmese Migrant Learner Volunteer Opportunity

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In this program, you will be working in the Chiang Mai Migrant Learner Centre. Here, you will be a member of a team providing training in computer skills, English language, Burmese language and Thai language. This exceptional training is offered free. . . Learn more

Locations:   Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dates/Costs:   Flexible dates available. Duration: 3 weeks to 6 months
(participation cost details)
Focus Areas:   Education
Human Rights
Poverty
Type of NGO:   UniversalGiving Partner

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Description

In this program, you will be working in the Chiang Mai Migrant Learner Centre. Here, you will be a member of a team providing training in computer skills, English language, Burmese language and Thai language. This exceptional training is offered free of charge to Burmese migrants who have fled their country seeking refuge from severe human rights violations. Under the regime in Burma, basic education is unavailable to many ordinary citizens. Often, Burmese people come to Thailand seeking refuge and employment as well as the opportunity to pursue their educational rights. By volunteering at the Migrant Learner Centre you can help make this pursuit a reality for Burmese migrants in Chiang Mai.

Minority groups attending the center include Kachin, Kayah, Karin, Chin, Mon, Burman, Rakai and Shan. In this program, you will be working towards the empowerment and education of these minority groups to further their chances of fair employment and a better quality of life.

 
Cost Details
Program Fees are listed for the minimum duration of this program; program extensions are available for $225.00/week. Costs include: Emergency evacuation services, Food, Housing, In-country orientation/Training, In-country staff support, Pre-departure orientation/Training, Registration fees, Written materials pre-departure.
 
 
Language Needed
English (proficient)
 
Skills Needed/ Experience
We welcome service from all walks of life and levels of experience. No specific training is required but becoming acquainted with the issues pertaining to your placement prior to arrival in Chiang Mai is a good idea. If you have an interest or background in a related area, for example we are always interested in people with an art background for our Canvas program, that is a double bonus for us.

Volunteers should be self-motivated, patient, team-oriented, compassionate, independent and respectful. Remember that the issues you will be dealing can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. Please read carefully through our website to be sure that you are up to the task.
 
Detailed Location Information
In Thai, Chiang Mai means "new city," but in this ancient kingdom new is a relative term. Founded by Lanna settlers in the 13th century, Chiang Mai was once the capital of northern kingdom of Lanna (meaning one-million rice fields). Situated between picturesque mountains and the Ping River, this ancient capital was carefully planned with a moat and protective walls whose remnants mark the heart of the city today. Dotted around the city you will notice many beautiful Buddhist temples or "wats" dating back as far as the 14th century, an eye-catching testament to Chiang Mai's rich Lanna background.
Cost Details Program Fees are listed for the minimum duration of this program; program extensions are available for $225.00/week. Costs include: Emergency evacuation services, Food, Housing, In-country orientation/Training, In-country staff support, Pre-departure orientation/Training, Registration fees, Written materials pre-departure.
We welcome service from all walks of life and levels of experience. No specific training is required but becoming acquainted with the issues pertaining to your placement prior to arrival in Chiang Mai is a good idea. If you have an interest or background in a related area, for example we are always interested in people with an art background for our Canvas program, that is a double bonus for us. Volunteers should be self-motivated, patient, team-oriented, compassionate, independent and respectful. Remember that the issues you will be dealing can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. Please read carefully through our website to be sure that you are up to the task.
City: Chiang Mai
Country: Thailand

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