Mae Sot Education Project

A Volunteer Project to assist Burmese refugee and migrant children on the Thai-Burmese border and to educate Canadians about the plight of people displaced by repression and conflict.

Newsletter: Spring 2017

News and Events:

The Mae Sot Education Project needs your help.

Townshippers: Sign up today for our Benefit Golf Tournament!

On August 12th, MSEP is holding a benefit golf tournament at the Old Lennoxville Golf Club. The fee per golfer is $75, of which $50 is a tax deductible donation to the project. We have sponsors but now need a minimum of ten teams by July 21st in order to hold the event.  To those of you based in the Eastern Townships: Please help us to surpass this minimum.

You do not need to be a great golfer to participate. You just need a willingness to play, a spirit of fun, and a desire to help sustain this small project which has become a valuable part of our campus’ and community’s connection to the world.

Play (9 holes, Vegas style, shot gun start) starts at 2:00 at the Golf Club. It will be followed by a “5 á 7” at Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre in Lennoxville. There will be music, delicious munchies, wine, some prizes, a silent auction and celebration!

Sign up today by contacting Project Committee member Emily Prangley Desormeaux at or 819-993-9864.

See our event poster (PDF)

Like many migrant schools, one of our partners, Hsa Mu Htaw Learning Centre, faces grave financial difficulties. You can get a picture of this special school's struggle and determination to carry on by watching this YouTube video. We are grateful to members of our community who have been generous in reaching out to this and other migrant schools.  If you would like to help, go to our "Donate Now" page.

Check out these videos made by MSEP volunteers....

ET-MSEP Volunteer explaining a word game to Burmese children
ET-MSEP Volunteer explaining a word game to Burmese children