For Naw Bleh Hsi, 9, housework, cooking and child-minding is a daily chore

July 3, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

In a small bamboo hut located at the bottom of a mountain in the Dawna Ranges, that rises in Eastern Burma, a small girl is busy putting firewood in a stove made out of three stones. The girl is, Naw Bleh Hsi, fills the water in a smoke blackened pot and sits it on top of t... Read more ►

Karen armed groups and government promote education

June 22, 2012  •  Author: Nan Manight Awa

As part of their recent signed ceasefire agreement, local government authorities and leaders of Karen armed groups put away their weapons and attended a school opening ceremony at Leh Haw village under Kawkareik last week. The village head, Saw Pha Ta Pot, Karen National Lib... Read more ►

Parents fight for their children’s education

May 29, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Its early morning and grey mist and smoke from cooking fires covers the makeshift crowded bamboo huts that is Tham Thin refugee camp. Small girls and boys dressed in a combination of white collared shirts and blue short or skirts tag along side their as they turn up for the... Read more ►

The human face behind Burma’s broken education system

February 16, 2012  •  Author: Saw Kweh Say

Access to education for Karen children is compromised by lack of schools, poverty, conflict, displacement, and low or no wages for teachers. Makeshift schools on the Thai Burma border often offer the only chance for young Karen to get an education. The sound of teenagers cha... Read more ►

Korean group donate to Karen village primary school

February 14, 2012  •  Author:

A Korea Christian group made the long journey from their homeland to to Kyay Poe Kee village, Hlaingbwe Township in Karen State tearlier this month to make a donation to the at school. (more…) Related Posts:For Naw Bleh Hsi, 9, housework, cooking and child-minding is ... Read more ►

Burma exiles take-up President Thein Sein’s invite to return home

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Shwe Thite Taw

One woman pro-democracy activist who took the Burma government’s invitation to return home seriously is Daw San Dar Win, a teacher, who works at Burma Migrant Education Department in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. Daw San Dar Win said that she returned to Burma for fami... Read more ►

‘Budget, not by-elections, next big test for Thein Sein’, says UK pressure group

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

As Burma’s Parliament prepares for its next session, the London based pro-democracy advocates, ‘Burma Campaign UK’, called on the international community to scrutinize Burma’s upcoming annual budget as a sign of its commitment to implement reforms that benefit the pe... Read more ►

Karen students demand ‘genuine peace’

January 4, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

A Karen student organization has come out in support of the Karen National Union and the Burma government ‘ceasefire talks’ and urges the government to establish genuine peace. The KNU and the government plan to officially meet in Pa-an Town on 12th January to negotiate ... Read more ►

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 ►

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