Stories from Myanmar

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Myanmar.

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Recently I had the chance to build new partnerships through which I can help promote positive change in my community.  
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Volunteer Jami and her host family

To give you an example of how motivated my host family is to learn English there was one Sunday I went out for couple of hours in the morning and came back to find that my host mother had learned nearly 50 new vocabulary words. 

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School Girls in Myanmar
Peace Corps adheres to a strength-based approach, meaning that recognizing one’s (and one’s partners’) idiosyncratic abilities and how to share them is an integral component of pre-service training (PST).
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Students sit in a classroom at their desks

I’ve been serving as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Volunteer in Myanmar since September 2016 and I’ve loved every second of it.

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Volunteer Lainey Heyl and fellow teacher Daw Hnin Nu Nwe stand next to a flag, with a view of mountains behind them.

My journey throughout Peace Corps Myanmar has been short but sweet. 

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“What Can I Do?’: Finding My Role as one of the First Peace Corps Volunteers in Myanmar

Daw Soe Soe Min and Daw Nwe Nwe Oo, two grade seven teachers assigned to be my co-teaching counterparts, ushered me up the stairs of our administration building and into the headmaster’s finely furnished private quarters. 

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Sayar and Sayarma: Meet Peace Corps Myanmar (Burma)’s first counterparts

Peace Corps Myanmar welcomed our first group of Volunteers in an English education project in September 2016. 

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Lesotho sunrise

Whether you're a Volunteer in Cameroon or Cambodia, Jamaica or Georgia, Tonga or Togo, there is one constant of Peace Corps service: you're going to see some pretty awesome sunrises.

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