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For our founder, Sangduen “Lek” Chailert, nothing happens overnight. In this case, her work and perseverance spanned nearly two decades, visiting Myanmar, speaking with elephant owners/caretakers (mahouts), government officials, military personnel, villagers and more. Finally, she was able to see her hard work pay off.

The arrival of Save Elephant Foundation (SEF) Myanmar marks the first international foundation to open in the country and work with the government and people. In fact, the foundation will be run locally in Myanmar and supervised by SEF Thailand. The goal of SEF Myanmar is not just to help elephants, but to provide education to and empower locals to improve the lives of those in the country. A priority will also be placed on improving the environment and the regulations in regards to animal welfare.

In 2014, we expect SEF Myanmar to begin its comprehensive program, which includes providing free veterinary service to elephants in logging and trekking camps, but also to people in need of medical attention. In addition, the foundation will focus heavily on the environment and providing education to locals in regards to how to better the world in which they live, all the while employing local people and working in tandem with authorities. It will also provide training for veterinarians at our projects in Thailand.

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. hello !
    Presently in Myanmar through 4/28….would like to volunteer if needed.

  2. A group of 3 friends would like to volunteer in Myanmar during Feb 2017. How can we do that? Each of us has volunteered at ENP Chiang Mai, ENP Cambodia, and/or SOS in India, and would love to be part of getting the Myanmar effort started. More information, please!

  3. Hello,
    I’m very interested in the Myanmar project. I will be available full time after 5-1-2017 and l would very much like to discuss what needs to be done and what I can do to assist. I so look forward to hearing from you.

    Mary Ann Wesely

  4. Hello

    I very much look forward to visiting the project when it opens. My dream is to see Mo Mo there. Please do not forget about her, she needs to retire and to finally be free from the Yangon Zoo.

  5. Hello,

    We would love to volunteer in Myanmar in February or March 2017 (two person). Can we have more info? How can we do that?
    These projects look amazing, would love to participate!

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

  6. Possibility to volunteer in sept 17 in myanmar. This is wet season so does this project still run through this time.
    Would love to help out, please send me info on this.

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