77 STORIES TAGGED ‘EDUCATION’

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 ►

Mae Sot school bus crash – kills one, injures 29

March 13, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A school bus with dozens of Burmese migrant children was involved in a collision with a truck. A three-month old baby was killed in the incident and 30 people taken to local hospitals. A media statement from the non-government organization Help Without Frontiers, claimed the... Read more ►

NLD donates to Thai-based migrant schools

January 28, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Members of Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, visited the Thai border town of Mae Sot to discuss education needs of migrant workers’ children living in the border region. The National League for Democracy sent an education network led by U ... Read more ►

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