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Karenni Social Development Center aims to educate post-10 Karenni students in human rights, social change, environment, law, gender issues, and English. This small community based organization helps people from Karenni State, Burma and its goal is to protect the environment and promote human rights.

Teachers are needed for three key areas as of fall 2014: human rights, international law, and English. Check the website for updated needs. Volunteer responsibilities include teaching 4 hours/day, Monday through Friday and full board is provided for free at the school to long-term volunteers. More details for each teaching position are available on their website.

The Karenni Social Development Center was established in 2002 by graduates of the Earthrights School Burma. The vision of the Social Development Center is to promote the lives of the Karenni people who have suffered human rights abuses, promote non-violent efforts to build a new society, develop the rule of law, and protect the environment. The SDC’s training program aims to spread knowledge and skills regarding human rights, environment and law on the Thai-Burma border.

There are many opportunities in this area, the nearby Karenni Community College also accepts teacher volunteers and you can find them via an online search.

Please apply directly to this organization via the links provided if you’re keen to volunteer.

Opportunity types

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Minimum of 3 months, up to 40 hours/week. Start date flexible.


Volunteers live at the school, located near Nai Soi, 30 minutes from Mae Hong Son. Free room and board, including three daily meals prepared by the students, will be provided.


For more information about volunteering with Karenni Social Development Center , visit them online:

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