Mote Oo Education accepts experienced and qualified volunteers. Some work with Mote Oo on teacher training or materials development. Others we match with partner organisations around Myanmar and on the Thai-Myanmar Border, for a minimum period of ten weeks. Depending on the volunteer’s professional background and skills, and the needs of the organisation, volunteers might work in teaching, teacher training and support, curriculum and materials development, organisational development or research.
Mote Oo does not charge either the volunteer or organisation for this service, nor do we supply stipends, training or ongoing pastoral care.
Susan & Dan
“We retired early from our positions in an Australian university, completed a TESOL qualification and moved to Myanmar to volunteer. For three and a half years now we have taught English and other subjects to young adults in a number of organisations in Yangon, and in schools on the Thai-Myanmar border.”
“People at our age and stage of life have a great deal to offer the developing communities of Myanmar – general or specific knowledge, experience, time, and the potential to self-support, for example – and we certainly encourage more retirees to do a stint of volunteering in this part of the world. Your rewards will very likely be uncountable!”
“It has been a challenging experience at times, but without doubt the most satisfying and rewarding phase of our working lives, and we plan to continue to volunteer here for as long as we are able.”
“I am a tutor and lecturer in international relations and humanitarian law from New Zealand. I’ve been volunteering with organisations on the Burma border since 2012.
I first taught exam preparation classes that helped people to prepare for I am currently completing a PhD that looks at the relationship between humanitarianism and non-state actors along the Thai-Burma border. I appreciate the chance to gain deeper understanding of the context and issues here in terms of my research interests, and for the opportunity to contribute to local organisations here that are doing such valuable work.”
I am currently completing a PhD that looks at the relationship between humanitarianism and non-state actors along the Thai-Burma border. I appreciate the chance to gain deeper understanding of the context and issues here in terms of my research interests, and for the opportunity to contribute to local organisations here that are doing such valuable work.”
“I was a human rights education coordinator in South Korea, and prior to that I used to work on migrant workers and refugee issues.
I taught human rights, gender, peace and conflict to Karenni youth for a year in KnNC (Karenni National College) which is located in Mae Hong Son with support from Mote Oo using their resources.
Many of students from KnNC want to study further at university level however, both Thai and Myanmar government does not recognise the school’s graduation diploma, students have to go through competitive process to achieve their dreams.”