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Minmahaw School (Education for Friendship Foundation)

Mae Sot, Thailand | http://www.minmahawschool.org
Joined in August 2012

About Us

Teaching opportunity to Myanmar youth living in Thailand

Minmahaw School, established in 2007, is an English immersion boarding school for underprivileged Myanmar students, of diverse ethnicity, aged 17 to 23 years. The School is based in Mae Sot, Thailand, on the Thai-Myanmar border. Students at Minmahaw School have varied educational, social and/or economical backgrounds;  they may come from refugee camps, small village schools and from one of the many migrant schools in the Thailand side. Through leadership opportunities and classes at Minmahaw School in English, Math, Science, Social studies, Computer studies, Art and selected additional subjects, all delivered in the English language, students are well positioned, upon graduation, to pursue further study, get jobs or to become leaders in their own communities. 

All teaching reflects ‘International best practice’ – that is, contemporary, experiential education – with the main aims of improving students’ English fluency, and developing their critical and creative thinking skills and confidence – Minmahaw teaches students how to learn.

The intensive English immersion programs that Minmahaw School offers are:

  1. Summer School Program, from mid-April until the end of May each year. It is an experiential hands-on and student center approach of teaching with aims of enjoyment through projects that build confidence and English fluency (Summer school 2020 was cancelled due to the Thai Regulations in regards to Covid–19)
  2. Secondary / Post Ten Academic Program, commencing at the beginning of June each year (Because of the Covid–19 the Academic year will start July 1st 2020) concluding in mid-March (April 2021) of the following year. Selected students will carry out cooperative, meaningful and relevant projects that will lead to the personal and professional growth required to apply for other programs to continue their education or acquire the necessary tools and skills to continue or start their career pathway.

Teaching opportunity to Myanmar youth living in Thailand

Minmahaw School, established in 2007, is an English immersion boarding school for underprivileged Myanmar students, of diverse ethnicity, aged 17 to 23 years. The School is based in…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Immigrants or Refugees
  • Volunteering
  • Women

Location & Contact

Photos for Minmahaw School (Education for Friendship Foundation)

  • Students in front of the school
  • Working with Newton Laws through a rocket car competition.
  • One of the Vocational studies, Small Business! Students create crafts and sell them to get some funds and help the school.
  • We learn the basic computing skills in computers’ class

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