Rangoon Karen Community Angry, As Official Permission to Teach Its Language in Government Schools Denied

March 22, 2016  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Karen Literacy and Cultural Committee members in the Rangoon Region are disappointed over the lack of official permission to allow the ethnic group to teach its language in government schools. Teaching of ethnic languages in government’s schools now is allowed outside of t... Read more ►

Asian Human Rights Commission Supports Student Leaders Boycott Of Burma’s ‘Failed’ Judicial System

March 16, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Student leaders from the All Burma Federation of Student Union’s have announced they will boycott the country’s judicial system and have announced a “Failed Law” calling for a change to the 2008 constitution. The campaign was sparked by a crackdown by... Read more ►

2015 A Bad Year For Dengue – Thailand Recorded 102 Deaths

November 10, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Health workers in Thailand said 2015 was a bad year for dengue fever and resulted in more than a hundred deaths and tens of thousands of cases. Ms Aya Tabata, the coordinator of the Stop Dengue, Protect Your Family campaign, said that 2015 was the worst year for Thailand si... Read more ►

HRW: Burma Govt’ Behind “Crackdown” on Student Activists

July 17, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s Government is intensifying intimidation and arrest of student activists as a nationwide election nears on November 8, 2015. In recent weeks student activist leaders have been arrested without notice and arbitrarily detained. Last week security forces arrested ... Read more ►

Border School Fights To Protect Its Students From Dengue Fever

July 11, 2015  •  Author: Aya TABATA, Karen News

Dengue fever outbreaks on the Thai Burma border have affected hundreds of students, with many having to be hospitalized. Heavy wet season rains that drench communities on both sides of the Thai Burma border, are an early warning sign that it is the time of year that dengue ... Read more ►

Unseen Hands Torch New Karen School – Destroys Children’s Chance of Learning

March 4, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The excitement of having a new primary school to learn in did not last long for students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township, as their newly built school was burnt to the ground by unknown persons, just six days after its opening ceremony. The Karen Community Ba... Read more ►

Fire Destroys Four Migrant School Boarding Houses – Mae Sot Authorities Investigating Cause

February 27, 2015  •  Author: S’Phan Shaung

Four boarding houses of the Children Development Center (CDC), a migrant school on the Thai border town of Mae Sot, burnt to the ground on Wednesday, February 25, leaving homeless 62 male students who were living and studying at the school. Saw Elijah, administrator of the b... Read more ►

Migrant Schools Forced To Close As International Donors Withdraw

February 16, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Parents and education service providers of migrant communities in the Thai border town of Mae Sot are struggling to continue sending their children to school. Migrant education organisations told Karen News that the closure of migrant schools is caused by withdrawal of fundi... Read more ►

Karen Community Groups Build School for Remote Villagers

January 26, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Primary school students from Htee Klo Thaw village in Hlaingbwe Township will be starting the 2015 academic year in a new school. The Karen Community Based Network Group is finalizing the school construction project to have it ready for the students. The KCBNG, are based in ... Read more ►

Permission To Teach S’gaw Karen Literature in Mawbi State Schools Proves Challenging

December 17, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Retired middle school headmaster Saw Maung Tote, an organizer and a committee member of the Karen Literature and Culture Committee in Rangoon, said the Ministry of Education Department has not given permission to teach S’gaw Karen Literature in Mawbi state schools. “The ... Read more ►

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