Volunteer English Teacher with Karenni Social Development Center (KSDC)

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Volunteer English Teacher with Karenni Social Development Center (KSDC)

Location: Ban Nai Soi, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Duration: Minimum of 3 months, up to 40 hours/week.

Start date: 28th November 2014.

Organization Background:   Karenni Social Development Center (KSDC) was established in 2002 by graduates of the Earthrights School Myanmar.  The vision of the KSDC 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 KSDC’s training program aims to spread knowledge and skills regarding human rights, environment and law on the Thai-Myanmar border.

Overview of Position: KSDC seeks a volunteer English teacher for 15 hours of English classes and 5 hours of conversation classes each week for two classes of 15 bright, ambitious Burmese students.  The position also includes 15-20 hours of planning time and occasional writing and editing as needed.


  • Plan and teach 3 hours of English lessons for 15 students, Monday through Friday (textbooks and other teaching materials are available)
  • Lead 1 hour of English conversation with groups of 5 students, Monday through Friday
  • Edit English language reports and proposals as requested by staff


  • Native English Speaker
  • University degree and TEFL certificate preferred
  • One year of teaching experience preferred
  • Genuine interest in Myanmar issues
  • Comfortable living and working in a cross-cultural environment with non-native English speakers in very basic living conditions
  • Hardworking and flexible

The ideal candidate is sociable and friendly with good listening and emotional support skills.


  • Private room at the school with mattress, mosquito net, pillow and blankets
  • Food: 3 home-cooked, rice-based meals per day
  • Private bathing area with cold water
  • Wireless internet
  • Opportunity to learn about Karenni culture and traditions
  • 2 week Christmas holiday

How to apply:

Please email KSDC at officeSDC@yahoo.com.  Find us on face book http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karenni-Social-Development-Center/326590647460577

Contact Person: Andy Smith