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.

Youth connecting with youth across borders and cultures...

transforms lives

Youth connecting with youth across borders and cultures...

encourages critical thinking and personal growth

Youth connecting with youth across borders and cultures...

facilitates exchange of knowledge and skills

Youth connecting with youth across borders and cultures...

makes a better world

Youth connecting with youth across borders and cultures...

creates empathy and understanding

News and Events

Mae Sot Education Project Pre-Holiday Fundraisers

MSEP is doing some fundraising this month. We have two opportunities for you to pick up lovely holiday gifts from Thailand, gifts that give two ways: by making a loved one happy AND at the same time supporting our work with schools for Burmese migrant and refugee youth in Thailand.

Check out our tables in the lobby of the Bishop’s Student Union Building (SUB) on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 21st and 22nd, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
AND/OR
Find us in the lobby of Centennial Theatre at the University Singers Christmas Concerts on the evenings of November 29th and 30th.

We will have many new items on the tables and look forward to seeing you. Please help us by passing the word to family and friends as well. Thank you very much for your support, and best wishes for the holiday season.

Mae Sot Fundraiser

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Other News:

  • 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.

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: