HART is a charity founded and led by Baroness Cox, whose mission is to support people suffering from conflict and persecution, especially those neglected by the international community.
About Health and Hope
HART has supported the Health and Hope project in Chin State, Burma since it was established in 2009 by Dr. Sasa- who is the first and only qualified doctor in Chin State. The story of “Health and Hope” began with villagers donating everything from cows to chickens in order to help send Dr Sasa away for medical studies.
At the heart of Health and Hope’s work is the training of Community Health Workers (CHWs). This is a participatory approach to healthcare, deeply rooted in local communities. Villages from across Chin State and beyond each send one man and one woman to Health and Hope. After receiving comprehensive training at Health and Hope’s residential centre, they return to their villages, where they are able to provide health education as well as essential medicines, bringing relief for illnesses formerly left untreated as well as helping with prevention.
Now, Dr. Sasa aims to help other students continue their educational journeys through the Education For All (EFA) programme.
Dr. SaSa needs you!
Health and Hope is seeking a volunteer English teacher in Lailenpi, Chin State, to help teach 110 high school students who have failed their year 10 exam. Remote and rural villagers who do not speak English and Burmese find this exam extremely difficult to pass as all of their text books are written in Burmese or English.
The volunteer will be required to cover the cost of international travel and internal transportation. Health and Hope will provide food, accommodation, and assist with logistics.
HART will provide orientation in London before the placement, support by email or skype during your time at the School and a follow-up session upon your return to the UK.
A Qualified Teacher Status or ESOL qualification would be an advantage, but HART is happy to consider any enthusiastic and resilient applicant with a good level of education, a strong command of English, and some teaching experience. The position is for 6 months.
Please note that this is an on-going process and we will be reviewing applications as we receive them.