Mae Sot Education Project
A youth volunteer project to assist refugee and migrant children from Myanmar (Burma) living in Mae Sot, Thailand and to help Canadians better understand the plight of people displaced by repression and conflict.
News and Events
Watch for our pre-holiday fundraiser in the Student Union Building (SUB) Lobby at Bishop’s during the week of November 19th – 23rd….details to follow!
Looking ahead to 2019 MSEP is facing a financial crisis. If you would like to support us, go to the Donate Now page for instructions on how to donate online or by cheque.
Our volunteer team left for Thailand on June 7th and is busy in Mae Sot, assisting our migrant school partners and sharing cultures.
Bishop’s University and Champlain College – Lennoxville students: Recruitment for our 2019 team is beginning. The deadline to apply to volunteer with MSEP is November 1st. Go to the Volunteering with MSEP page for more information about how to apply.
In the wake of the forced displacement of Rohingya people from western Myanmar, we at MSEP 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 through our volunteers to promote children’s understanding of the fundamental rights that all humans need in order to have well-being and fulfillment as they journey through life. These rights include physical and mental security, equality, nationality, freedom of expression and religion as well as the right to a home and to full membership in society.
As one of our former volunteers said recently:
“Educating children 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 our partners to achieve this future for Myanmar and for the world.
Our Partners Speak
Video created in 2017 by Emily Prangley Desormeaux: