Connecting Myanmar is a student-initiated NGO, with the mission to bridge between people from Myanmar and Hong Kong. Since 2012, over 120 students from Hong Kong universities have taught journalism and English, organised legal workshops and renovated schools at the Myanmar communities. The programs have become a rewarding and eye-opening experience for many and built up lasting friendship between the youths from Myanmar and Hong Kong.
It is our hope to bring the best out of ones’ life chances. We are here for the Myanmar population; we are also here for our fellow Hong Kong students.
Programs we offer in summer 2019
- Migrant Health Initiative – Mobile Clinic 2019
- Street Law Program
Programs we offer in summer 2018
Who we are looking for
We are looking for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and also graduates who are
- Interested in the development of Myanmar;
- Adaptive and sensitive to the local context and a new environment;
- Independent, responsible and committed; and
- Patient with teaching students who may not have a good command of English.
Experiences and skills preferred/required, if any, will be stated in the details of each program.
Fill in the application form at https://goo.gl/forms/K1EyPOKV4Zpb0mNL2 on or before 15 February 2019 (Friday).
Training sessions and a pre-departure briefing for all volunteers: March 2019
Our volunteers have always been engaged in fundraising for the partner NGOs, migrant schools and local trainers that support the programs. This year, volunteers are requested to raise HKD 1,000 per person.
The donation will go to
- Science and Technology Training Centre, Mae Sot (renovation project costs);
- BHSOH, Mae Sot (to fund a school bus for students living far away from school); and
- Mon Intensive English Program, Mawlamyine (to install a WiFi network in the school).
No administration fee will be charged.
We encourage volunteers to explore different ways to raise funds, whether individually or as a group, with a view to raising awareness about the issues related to Myanmar. We are happy to provide advice upon request.
Transport and Accommodation
We will provide travel advice at a pre-departure briefing session. Volunteers will generally make their own arrangement for transportation and accommodation, either in group or individually.
Expenses and Subsidies
All volunteers are required to pay HKD 1,000 as a deposit upon acceptance of the placement. The deposit shall be refundable upon satisfactory completion of the program, including all training sessions and the pre-departure briefing.
Our volunteers are self-funded. Subsidy will be provided for purchasing teaching materials.
Programs in Yangon and Hpa An
- Air Ticket: HKD 2,500
- Accommodation: HKD 500 (weekly)
- Food: HKD 350 (weekly)
- Visa: HKD 320 (4 weeks)/ 390 (10 weeks)
- Estimated cost for a 2- week program: HKD $5,000
Enquiries for the Street Law Program
Please send your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.