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

MSEP wishes all our partners and supporters peace and wellbeing in 2018.

In the wake of the violence and forced displacement of Rohingya people in western Myanmar, we want to affirm the shared humanity of all people regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, economic standing or nationality. Every human being needs and deserves dignity and respect. In working for migrant education, we strive to promote children’s right to education. At the same time, we strive through our volunteers to promote children’s understanding of the importance of the fundamental rights that all humans need in order to have well-being and fulfillment as they journey through life, including, for example, physical and mental security, equality, nationality, freedom of expression and religion. As one of our former volunteers said recently: “Educating children as best we can about simple human decencies, such as kindness and compassion, the respect and acceptance needed regarding each of our similarities and differences, and the rights and dignities we all share, is the only sure way we have of securing hope that the future will be made brighter and more just for all of us.” We look forward to continuing to work with all of you to achieve these goals.

News and Events:

  • We have now selected our volunteer team for 2018. 
  • Our annual Thai-Burmese Dinner will take place in late April as in past years.

Watch for details about these and other developments in our up-coming winter newsletter.

Video: FORMER MSEP VOLUNTEERS TALK ABOUT WHAT THE PROJECT MEANS TO THEM.


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