Burma, a country bordered by China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, India and the Bay of Bengal, has long been an object of concern for the international community and human rights organisations due to its military regime.
Twin Work & Volunteer works closely with a volunteering project that was set up to give the Burmese population in Thailand an opportunity to improve their lives .
Simple things such as owning a mobile phone or driving a car are forbidden for Burmese migrants. Moreover, they are even subject to controlling martial laws such as an 8pm curfew.
How can volunteers help the Burmese people?
This project has become particularly popular with volunteers because it gives them the freedom to teach whatever skills they think may be beneficial to the Burmese migrants .
Whether it be computer training, English language classes, self-development (such as female empowerment), or simply caring for the children in the community - there are no restrictions as to what volunteers can do to help the Burmese community .
Volunteers will work in centres & schools that have been set up to break the vicious cycle of poverty that affects the disadvantaged and disenfranchised Burmese children and adults.
Your daily tasks will ultimately entail working to improve the lives and possibilities of Burmese citizens. Your work can include :
Volunteers can choose to dedicate some of their volunteering time to teaching English to children and their parents.
This volunteer opportunity will allow you to have an enriching experience immersing yourself in both Thai and Burmese cultures .