Volunteer Programme- Teaching in Myanmar

Volunteer Programme- Teaching in Myanmar

17 March 2015

Connecting Myanmar, a Hong Kong-based NGO, is co-organising an 8-week summer English teaching program with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong. The program will be held at Maesot, a town on the Thai-Myanmar border populated by migrants/refugees from Myanmar and home to many international and local NGOs.

 

Please visit http://connectingmyanmar.org/wp/?page_id=238 for more information. 

Application

Please apply here. Places are filled on a rolling basis. The deadline is 11:59pm, 3 April 2015 (UK time).

Applicants will be contacted for an interview.

We will run briefing sessions for successful applicants before they depart.

 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for undergraduate and postgraduate students from UK universities who are

Interested in the development of Myanmar;
Adaptive and sensitive to the local context and a new environment;
Responsible and committed; and
Patient with teaching students who do not have a good English foundation.

Prior experience or a relevant major (e.g. in Education) is a bonus, but is not a prerequisite.

Duties

Teaching English at a Maesot migrant school assigned by the trainers. Classes are 4-5 hours per day, and 5 days per week.

Period

8 weeks (1 week of training by experiences trainers inclusive) starting from late June or early July.

Funding

Our volunteers are self-funded, which means they cover the costs of their tickets, accommodation, living expenses, insurance and visa, etc.

Fundraising

Our volunteers have always engaged in fundraising to support our partner NGOs. This year, volunteers are requested to raise £60 each, which will all be donated to the migrant schools and the trainers.

Enquiries

Please email connectingmyanmar@gmail.com for any enquiries with your university stated.

More information about this program and Maesot

Connecting Myanmar’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ConnectingMyanmar.

The Social Sciences Faculty has been running the English-teaching program under the name of MOEI since 2008: http://www.socsc.hku.hk/moei/2015/.

Also, for more information on Maesot and our local partners, check out Faces of Maesot, a blog on Maesot launched by our volunteers, and this blogpost on one of our trainers Mr Steve Gomersall.