78 STORIES TAGGED ‘EDUCATION’

Teachers’ celebrate gender equality

October 19, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Banners with “Teachers for Gender Equality” written on them were hanging on both walls and on the stage at the Children Development Center, a migrant school in Mae Sot, a Thai town on the border between Thailand and Burma. The Children Development Center was hosting the ... Read more ►

Back to school for refugee camp students

August 27, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The heavy monsoon rains hammered the north of Thailand in early and middle August, breaking the banks of the Mae Sariang River in Mae Hong Song province and flooding two refugee camps and nearby villages. The floodwaters destroyed 400 houses in the camps, made 2,000 people h... Read more ►

Fighting closes 14 schools

August 3, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Fighting between Border Guard Force factions forced 14 village schools in Hlaingbwe Township area to close. The fighting erupted after breakaway fighters and Border Guard Force soldiers loyal to the Burma Army clashed. The renegade faction unhappy with demands and controls e... Read more ►

Government fails to deliver on its promise of free education

July 28, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

Amid much fanfare the new Burma education minister announced in April this year that all compulsory primary education would be free in the academic year 2011 to 2012. Parents in Karen State say it is now July and so far the much-lauded free education has yet to materalize a... Read more ►

Part 2: The Elephant and the Sesame Seed – Refugee education hit hard by severe budget cuts

July 27, 2011  •  Author: Ma Night Awa

International funds for Burmese refugees living in Thailand are being slashed — ZOA, a major educational donor plans to stop operating in the camps by 2012. Recent budget cuts to international educational organisations operating in seven refugee camps along the Thai-Bu... Read more ►

Budget cuts force teachers out

June 22, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

Budget cuts affecting an educational INGO that operates in seven refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border have put additional burdens on refugee families struggling to provide for their children’s schooling. An official at ZOA Refugee Care Thailand, a Netherlands-based ... Read more ►

The Elephant and the Sesame Seed: Education still not a priority for Burmese government

June 10, 2011  •  Author: Ma Night Awa

A dire economy and grinding poverty in Karen State have left its education system in shambles and a generation of young people cut off from educational opportunities they are desperate to receive. Nan Moo Mu*, 16, from Mi Tan village in Kyain Seikgyi township, is one such st... Read more ►

Border Crisis: No relief in sight

June 10, 2011  •  Author: Blacktown

Teachers in central Karen state had to close their schools when they heard the Burma army were attacking villages in the area. Teacher, Saw Nway Oo, taught primary school at Kwee Ta Eu village until the soldiers fired heavy mortar and artillery shells into the village. “We... Read more ►

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