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 ►

Govt Confirms Karen Language Will Be Taught In Pago Schools

December 15, 2013  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Regional government officials from Pago confirmed that the Karen language is to be taught in every regional government primary school. Saw Jubilee San Hla, the minister of Pago Division Ethnic Karen Affairs, told Karen News that the teaching of the ethnic language would begi... Read more ►

Teaching Karen Gets Govt Green Light

November 12, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The regional government of Tanintharyi in Southern Burma has given the go-ahead to the Karen National Union (KNU) to allow Karen villages to teach their language and wear traditional dress at school. Following a meeting in Dawei Town on November 8 with KNU leaders, the Tanin... Read more ►

“We Want Our Children To Learn Karen…”

October 27, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Karen communities urge the Karen National Union (KNU) to push the Burmese government to allow their native language to be taught in schools. Community leaders and elders said Karen villages in the government control area want the right to teach their native language. At a re... Read more ►

Conflict erupts over Govt teachers deployed to KNU areas

August 20, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A move by the Burmese government to send teachers to Karen National Union controlled areas has created tensions with villagers. Saw Mu Htee, from the Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) who is visiting Karen schools in the Pa-an district spoke to Karen News. “In 2013, Burme... Read more ►

NLD’s education network wins Myanmar Citizen Award

June 13, 2013  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin (KIC)

The National League for Democracy’s Education Network, is the winner of the Myanmar Citizen Award for 2013, it was announced on June 10. The Myanmar Citizen Award is awarded annually by the Citizen Award Committee formed by Overseas Myanmar Families to honor people and gr... Read more ►

Ministry of Education standards don’t help Karenni

May 11, 2013  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A Karenni community based organization has accused the Burma government’s regulation for schools of being to expensive for villagers to comply with. The Kayan New Generation Youths (KNGY) working on educational development inside Kayah (Karenni) State said the Ministry of ... Read more ►

Teacher shortage fails Karen kids

May 8, 2013  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Myint Kanpon residents aim to increase the numbers of teachers at the government primary school in Myint Kanpon, Dawei Township, Tenasserim Division. Saw Chit Chit, a Myint Kanpon villager, explains. “In our village, there is only one teacher that is nominated by the Gover... Read more ►

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