Organized together with Charity-Oriented Myanmar (COM) since 2012 (fourth time in this place). COM is a rural development NGO founded by youth in 2007 organizing various types of youth training. NICE successfully co-organized the very first workcamp in Myanmar in 2012 Oct.-Nov. and continue till 2013 to share know-how and networks. This project is organized in the Buddhist monastery hosting over 540 children mainly from low income families to provide education, meals and accommodations.
We will mainly help the social workers of the monastery such as farming (planting corns and paddy, plowing, weeding, etc.) and education for the kids/ youth there. Be flexible and ready to do any other work needed such as performance art, playing with them, teaching computer and English skills, etc.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD
Monastery (separated for women and men). Cooked by volunteers. Sleeping Bag is needed.
LOCATION & LEISURE ACTIVITY
A small village in Southern Shan state. Not far from Inlay lake that gets a lot of tourists, but the village is quiet and peaceful. It is located in the high land, so cooler than Yangon. Aug. is rainy season.
High motivation to work and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!.
PF: 200 US$ to be paid on your arrivals (not including the travel cost from/ to Yangon that is 65-70 US$.
Future plan of workcamps in Myanmar and global cooperation for it. Bring some info.!