Migrant Schools Struggle To Keep Going As International Funders Pull Out

August 28, 2014  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung

The reduction in funds from international donors to the Thai-Burma border areas is threatening to close Burmese migrant schools. Schoolteachers at the migrants learning centers on the border claim that they will be unable to continue to teach as they are currently struggling... Read more ►

Thai Burma Border Schools Battle Shortage of Teachers and Learning Materials

August 18, 2014  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung

Schools run by the Karen Education Department (KED) on the Karen State border with Thailand, are facing a massive shortage of teaching materials. Saw Law Eh Moo, the Secretary of the KED, in an interview with Karen News said the education system does not have enough teache... Read more ►

Migrant school educates a new generation from Burma

August 17, 2014  •  Author: Tran Thien Kinh

The chatter of four teenaged Buddhist monks dressed in bright saffron robes breaks the silence of the morning peace, as they walk hand in hand the short distance from the Wat Nong Bua Burapha temple to a cluster of ramshackle buildings known as the New Blood School. Located ... Read more ►

Monk Donates 10,000 Textbooks to Migrants and Displaced schools

June 17, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Abbot from Dhamaduta monastery in Wanat Chaung village, Hmawbi Township, Yangon donated more than 10,000 sets of Burma school textbooks to Mae Sot based migrant learning centers and schools in displaced communities along the Thai Burma border. Ko Zaw Thu Ra, who made th... Read more ►

Despite Burma Govt Promise of Free Education – Parents Claim They Are Still Paying Fees

June 6, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

The parents of students at Taungkalay High School, in Hpa-an, have expressed concerns that they have to pay fees for their children despite the government promising that state schools – from primary to secondary level – would provide free registration and textbooks for s... Read more ►

Karen Young People Celebrate The Karen Youth Organisation’s Jubilee

June 2, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Hundreds of young Karen people dressed in their traditional clothing file into a large open-air building in Karen State, a booming series of “hello… hello… hello…” tests a sound system stacked on the edge of a stage. The traditional dress sound system and stage are... Read more ►

Govt Schools Start To Teach Karen Language in Pago Division

May 23, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Thousands of Karen students from as many as 370 schools in Pago [Pegu] Division can now officially learn their mother tongue. Saw Jubilee San Hla, the Minister of Karen Ethnic Affairs in Pago Division told Karen News that the teaching of the ethnic S’gaw Karen language wou... Read more ►

Migrant Schools Offer Hope

February 24, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Migrant schools working in Thailand’s border town of Mae Sot are bringing hopes of a better future for students, many of whom face huge challenges in just trying to survive. “Last Sat…tehr…day! They went to the stay…di…um! To watch the foot…bawl match!... Read more ►

New Group To Enshrine Mother Languages in Education

February 21, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s ethnic groups have established an education network organization to preserve and protect ethnic minority languages in Burma. The organization, the Myanmar Indigenous Network for Education (MINE), was launched on February 21, to coincide with International Mother La... Read more ►

Karen Communities Work For Kids To Have A Decent Education

January 13, 2014  •  Author: Henry Zwartz and Nan Htoo San

The sound of children singing resounds from Klay Poe Klo School in Karen State, Burma. Naw Htoo La Paw smiles as the song finishes, her youngest child held in one arm. Kids bustle out of the classroom – a single, open room with wooden benches – heading for lunch. Htoo La... Read more ►

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