Myanmar - GPI & CTVS

Myanmar in partnership with GENUINE PROGRESS INDEX FOR ATLANTIC COUNCIL (GPIATLANTIC)

THAI VOLUNTEER SERVICE (TVS)

This placement is facilitated by GPIAtlantic’s long-time development partner in Thailand, TVS.

TVS coordinates development projects in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. TVS works in eight Mekong countries, coordinating community development initiatives and linking Non-Governmental Organizations with essential resources and supports. This includes the placement of committed and skilled personnel on their development projects. TVS aims to foster skills in young people through experiential volunteer activities and helping youth who have experienced significant challenges become agents of social change.

TVS's objectives are:

  1.  To create forums of learning for developing attitudes and skills for volunteers who want to support vulnerable communities;
  2.  To enhance the capacity of young people to develop their skills and analytical thinking by conducting training and exposure trips;
  3. To promote collaboration among non-governmental organizations and governmental organizations; and
  4.  To seek a social development approach with other sectors to create a just and peaceful society.

Placement Characteristics:

GPI and TVS are looking for interns who have a genuine desire to help others and who are interested in developing skills they can bring home to help their own communities.

The host organization will help find accommodations, and help interns deal with visa requirements, finding their way around and participating in community activities.

Nicole Autum Dakota Cambodia

IIY cohort 1 interns Nicole Lawson, Autum Jules and Dakota Francis in Cambodia.

Tags: Program 2019