Get To Know Our Volunteers! 

 

Phaung Daw Oo Integrated Monastic School receives volunteers from all over the world. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, religion, or expertise. Get to know some of our previous and current volunteers below! Want to become a volunteer yourself? Click here

 

Name: Stephanie

Country: Hong Kong 

Organization: City University of Hong Kong

Subject(s)/Program: History (Grade 6)

Daily Number of Classes: 2

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Favorite Aspect of Phaung Daw Oo: PDO has an energetic dynamic; the students' love of learning makes their educational experience well-rounded.

Duration of olunteering period: 1 month

 

 

 

Name: Billy

Country: Hong Kong

Organization: City University of Hong Kong

Subject(s)/Program: Mathematics (Grade 4)

Daily Number of Classes: 2

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese

Favorite Aspect of Phaung Daw Oo: The learning environment at PDO is different from that in Hong Kong; the relationship between student and teacher is more personal! 

Duration of Volunteering Period: 1 month 

 

Name: Helen 

Country: The United Kingdom

Organization: Project Trust

Subject(s)/Program: English

Daily Number of Classes: Three

Languages Spoken: English

Favorite Aspect of Phaung Daw Oo: Having so many students living in the compound with us!

Duration of Volunteering Period: 1 year

   

Name: Else 

Country: The Netherlands

Organization: World Child Care

Subject(s)/Program: Grade 6 & 7 English, New Teacher Training Center (NTTC)

Daily Number of Classes: 3 

Languages Spoken: English and Dutch 

Favorite Aspect of Phaung Daw Oo:  I enjoy having the ability to build a relationship with the students by living on campus, while still maintaining some semblance of privacy in the guest house.

Duration of Volunteering Period: 2 months

 

Name: Angus

Country: Scotland

Organization: Project Trust

Subject(s)/Program: English and Science, Fast Track and Mainstream Programs

Daily Number of Classes: 4

Languages Spoken: English and German 

Favorite Aspect of Phaung Daw Oo: Because of the school atmosphere, volunteers feel like celebrities while we're here!

Duration of Volunteering Period: 1 year

 

Name: Valerie

Country: The United States

Organization: American University - Leaps in Learning Initiative

Subject(s)/Program: Business and Communications Development - Main Office

Daily Number of Classes: N/A

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, and Arabic

Favorite Aspect of Phaung Daw Oo: Every person that I have interacted with at PDO has welcomed me with open arms! 

Duration of Volunteering Period: 2 months 

 

Name: Janneke 

Country: The Netherlands

Organization: World Child Care 

Subject(s)/Program: Grade 6 & 7 English, New Teacher Training Center (NTTC)

Daily Number of Classes: 2

Languages Spoken: English and Dutch 

Favorite Aspect of Phaung Daw Oo: Since the volunteers live here, we can really bond with the children both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Duration of Volunteering Period: 2 months