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 ►

US Embassy Launch English Access Scholarship Program in Hpa-an

December 11, 2014  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

With the support of the US Embassy in Myanmar, a two-year English Access Micro scholarship Program was recently launched in Hpa-an. The opening ceremony took place at Thumaydarama Kyartawya School in Hpa-an on December 04, 2014. Local teachers pleased with the new scholarshi... Read more ►

Thai Ministry of Education Officials Visit Migrant School in Mae Sot

December 3, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

An official delegation team from the Thai Ministry of Education paid a visit to a Mae Sot migrant school located on the Thai border to learn about the situation of migrant education. The six member-delegation-team led by Mr. Keeransat Sithisan from an office under the Minist... Read more ►

World Teachers Day – “Education Key to Safeguarding Our Karen Culture”

October 7, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Access to education in Karen State has been compromised by lack of accessible schools, poverty, war, displacement, and low wages for teachers – conditions made worse by a decades-long lack of government funding. Fighting to survive against successive brutal military dictat... Read more ►

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