Minmahaw is a learning center that develops intensive post-baccalaureate level courses for Burmese refugees of Karen ethnicity living in the Mae Sot region of Thailand.

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The Minmahaw Center welcomes and teaches about 40 students aged 16 to 20 each year. It is a one-year, full English immersion, and is intended to train the leaders of the new generation for the peaceful reconstruction of the country. Students are trained in English, mathematics, science, computer use, sociology. Many extracurricular, fun and educational activities and thematic workshops are also organized within the structure. The goal is also to develop critical thinking and creativity.

The missions of the volunteer will consist of: 

  • Support the learning of theoretical English (grammar, oral comprehension, oral expression, writing) and organize activities that support the learning of English (watching movies in English, workshops, debates, etc.)
  • Teaching any subject in the curriculum 
  • Extra-curricular activities: sports tournaments (football, swimming pool, volleyball), cultural activities (showcasing local culture, cooking) or artistic activities (music, dance). 
  • School support: individual mentoring of students and homework help.

Training: Candidates should ideally be students or recent university graduates with skills in English, mathematics, history, geography, law, social sciences, use of office tools, etc. Ability to share their skills with local students.


Experience in teaching is a plus
Experience in a developing country is a plus

languages: Knowledge of English is necessary

Qualities required: 

  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills, especially in a multicultural context
  • Openness, listening skills, patience, adaptability
  • Teaching and pedagogy