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: Late Summer 2017

News and Events:

APPLY NOW! Volunteer with the Mae Sot Education Project.

Now is the time for Bishop’s University and Champlain College – Lennoxville students and recent grads eager for a serious overseas volunteer engagement to apply to participate in the project. See our How to Volunteer web page, or contact Project Committee members Emily Prangley Desormeaux at em.desormeaux@gmail.com or Mary Purkey at marypurkey@gmail.com for more information. We also encourage you to attend one of the information sessions being held on campus on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 in Hamilton 305 and Thursday, September 21st at 12:30 in Champlain 343.

Application 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