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How can YOU help?

Are you an organisation willing to help? Are you a volunteer wanting to teach at the CWO? Do you have any interest in donating either resources or money to the CWO school? Although donations are always helpful in the further development of the school's facilities and resources, sending over or providing the students with enriching opportunities is an even more valuable asset that volunteers can present to the school.

Please CONTACT the school for any inquiries: 

CWO School: About

Chin Women’s Organization

A school for refugee children in Kuala Lumpur from Chin State, Myanmar

Volunteering & Support

We would love to find a place for you at CWO!  

Volunteering options include:

  • Teaching English, Maths or Science in the morning or afternoon sessions

  • One on one reading with students

  • Coaching a sports team or activity

  • Assisting with handicrafts

  • Helping with the school library or maintenance

What we need:

  • Cash donations for the operating expenses for the school, e.g. rent, utilities, food for resident teachers 

  • Food! The children need a healthy lunch

  • Help to take the children on an outing such as paying for transport costs, entry, lunch, e.g. to the Zoo.​

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Why CWO?

Chin Women's Organization was founded in 2005 by refugee women to provide a basic education for their children in KL. Over 20 Chin and expatriate volunteers contribute time and resources every week to teach about 55 Chin refugee children between the ages of 3 and 17 years old. 

These children are awaiting resettlement by the UNHCR, having fled persecution in their native Chin State in northwestern Myanmar. They do not have access to public education in Malaysia or public health facilities.

CWO receives support from the UNHCR but relies solely on donations and handicraft sales to cover the school’s operating expenses.

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Handicrafts at CWO

CWO’s Chin women design, sew and sell beautiful handicrafts to help fund the CWO school.  Our handicraft project is self-sustaining and managed by the refugee women. 

CWO handicrafts are made out of batik – a readily available and beautiful 100% cotton fabric and   reflect Malaysia’s culture. 

CWO’s most popular items include casserole carriers, aprons, bags, tablecloths and placemat sets.  Fabric remnants are carefully used in handcrafted cards or appliqué items. All handicrafts are original designs by CWO. 

CWO is working in alliance with other refugee groups under the cooperative called “Tanma” which means “strength” in the Myanmar language

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CWO School: Services
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