Myanmar

Director's Welcome

Martin, Pamela
Pamela Martin, Country Director

Welcome to Peace Corps Myanmar!

Myanmar, The Golden Land, is a unique and fascinating country, and this is an exciting moment to serve here as a Peace Corps Volunteer. With the first Volunteers arriving in 2016, this new program is still breaking ground in a country that is newly emerged from 60 years of isolation under authoritarian military rule. There is lots to be done, and there are many opportunities for Peace Corps Volunteers to make a real difference in their communities.

We are privileged to partner with the Ministry of Education to strengthen teacher capacity and provide student classroom instruction. Our Volunteers take on the respected role of teacher in public middle and high schools and work side by side with local Myanmar teachers of English. For almost two centuries, the English language has played an important role in Myanmar in education, political, and social spheres. Myanmar citizens are very motivated to learn English for academic and professional advancement. And our English education project assists with the Government of Myanmar’s plans to align student learning outcomes to the rapidly evolving needs of the emerging economy.

Along with the technical assistance we offer in English education, our Peace Corps Volunteers facilitate cultural exchange and build friendships that last a lifetime. Our Myanmar hosts have warmly welcomed us to this beautiful and diverse country and we are strengthening our relationships with people at the grassroots level.

Volunteers and staff are excited about the work we do and are glad you decided to visit this site to learn more about the projects and activities that are underway. If you are interested in applying to serve the people of Myanmar as a Volunteer you can learn more about us here and by exploring our active Facebook page. We do hope you’ll join us!

Peace,

Pamela Martin,Country Director
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Cameroon