Teach Refugee Children in Malaysia

While most refugee children would like to go to school, there is only one problem – their education expenses and needs are not met. According to UNHCR, the foremost refugee agency in Malaysia, there are over 11,000 displaced children of school going age yet less than 40% of them have access to any formal education. To fill this need, many communities and NGOs have set up their own education centers.

Volunteer as a Teaching Assistant

Come “voluntour” at our local refugee school which has about 60 students mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Voluntourists help teach English, History, Geography, Mathematics and Physical Education. The school is open year round but closed on Malaysian school holidays.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Sunday: Airport pick up, Check in to hotel
Monday-Thursday: Lesson plan and school from 10am-3pm
Friday: Free tour of Melaka
Sat: Check out of hotel


$450 USD

Per week

  • (7 days, 6 nights)
  • Includes all breakfast & Lunch (allowance given), accommodation at hotel (dual sharing basis), teaching materials and one way airport transfer from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (arrival)

Frequently asked questions

  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from staff in Chinese and English

  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information

  • Pick up from the airport

  • Orientation

  • Food (Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Twin sharing accommodation at 3 star hotel

  • guidance on lesson planning

  • One free tour trip on last day of volunteering (subject to availability)

Airfare, Visa

Yellow House is a non profit organisation which mainly works with refugees and homeless people. The fee that you pay helps them to continue to help these communities. Watch the video to hear Shyam’s thoughts on this subject.

We will pick you up from the airport. 

Consider packing clothes that covers your shoulders and knees. All other pre departure details will be shared with you via Wechat.