We are seeking volunteers passionate about environment, human rights, and social justice in Burma. Please share widely with your networks and apply at info@kesan.asia if you're interested. See more info below. Learn more about us on our Website, Facebook Page, and YouTube Channel

 

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KESAN is constantly looking for volunteers who are interested in sustainable development, sustainable resource management, indigenous rights and social justice who would like to work in Thailand or Burma/Myanmar. In the past few years, we have had a numbers of volunteers from different parts the world. Currently we have volunteers from Canada, New Zealand and US.  Some volunteers work with us on a short-term basis (minimum three months) and others have been with us for a couple of years. KESAN is very grateful to current and past volunteers. They have made many invaluable contributions to KESAN.  

About KESAN:

KESAN is a community-based, non-governmental, non-profit organization that works to improve livelihood security and to gain respect for indigenous people’s knowledge and rights in Karen areas of Burma, where the violence and inequities of more than 60 years of civil war have created one of the most impoverished regions in the world. KESAN’s approach to the development of sustainable rural livelihoods is based on principles of democratization from below and Free, Prior and Informed Consent. We survey, carry out capacity building and facilitate dialogue to mobilize and empower local communities, leaders, organizations and policy makers who can then make better-informed development decisions.

The ideal volunteer will: 

  • Have a good understanding of the political and human rights situation in Burma, especially of the Karen community’s struggle for self-determination.
  • Have excellent English language writing and editing skills.
  • Be flexible and good at working as a team in a grassroots setting.
  • Be patient and willing to engage in different culture(s).
  • Be able to volunteer long-term (minimum 1 year preferred)

Volunteer activities will likely include:

  • Writing and editing grant proposals and reports.
  • Writing and editing press statements for the media.
  • Researching, writing and editing advocacy letters and reports.
  • Developing environmental education training materials.

Funding:

KESAN is a grassroots organization operating on a tight budget, and so volunteer help can make a huge difference in our work. If you need financial support, please let us know. Many of our past volunteers have found outside funding to cover travel and living costs.

Apply:

Please send a short cover letter and resume to info@kesan.asia. The cover letter should explain why you want to volunteer with KESAN, what you want to learn during your time, and what skills and experiences you hope to contribute. Please also let us know your potential start/end dates.

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KESAN contact information

P.O.BOX 204
Prasing Post Office
Muang, Chiang Mai, 50205
Thailand

Mobile : 0819939694

Fax : + 66 (0) 5338 0478

info@kesan.asia

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