One of Kwah Dao's core programs is our After-School English and Arts Program, coordinated by our Executive Director. With the support of volunteers and interns, the program teaches English lessons and organizes creative arts projects for approximatley 60 students ranging in age from 4 to 15 years old. These lessons are open to all youth in the stateless Burmese communities we serve and are held mainly in our Kwah Dao Centre during the weekends.
Our volunteer program is a great opportunity for young people seeking teaching experience or experienced educators looking to volunteer abroad. Volunteers typically teach 4-8 lessons per week, assist with running the program, and take on extra responsibilities, such as designing extra-curricular projects, as agreed upon. We strive to design interesting volunteer opportunities that are mutually beneficial for our volunteers, our communities and Kwah Dao as a whole. If there are additional projects volunteers wish to work on or skills they want to develop (in management, non-profit administration, etc.), we do our best to accomodate and make it possible. Unfortunately, given our small size and limited budget, we cannot pay our volunteers, though many of our prior volunteers and interns have received funding through grants through their universities and external foundations. We do, however, provide a small stipend for volunteers who are able to commit to six months or more.
If you would like to learn more about our internships or have any questions, please contact us. We accept applications on a rolling basis and do not always hav availability, so the earlier you submit an application, the better.