BPHWT Opens Rural Clinic in Remote Area Lacking Healthcare

March 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The BackPack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) has opened a rural clinic in No-khwee Village, where healthcare is out of reach, in Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District in the Karen State on March 3. The BPHWT’s deputy director Nan Snow said No-khwee Village does not receive any he... Read more ►

Concerns Grow Over Conflict Between KNU and Mon Armies in Ye Township

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Tension is high after fighting between soldiers from the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party in Ye Township the last weekend. It adds to government concerns as both ethnic armies are signatories to the National Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting took place on Feb... Read more ►

State Counsellor will be Invited to Attend Multi-ethnic Cultural Festival

February 5, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

The Karen State government will invite the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the upcoming multi-ethnic cultural festival in the Karen State. Led by the Karen State government, the first multi-ethnic cultural festival will be held at Thiri Stadium in the state’s capi... Read more ►

KNU’s Education Department Donates over K 80 Million to Ethnic Literature Teachers

November 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

In one Karen State township, ethnic literature teachers are seeing a windfall of cash thanks to a donation from the Karen National Union’s education wing. The Karen Education Department (KED) provided funds to support 473 village-appointed teachers and ethnic literatu... Read more ►

Literature and Culture Committees Promise to Assist Applicants for Ethnic Teacher Posts

October 10, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

State and region officials are calling on all potential ethnic literature teachers to come forward and apply for daily wage teacher posts. To make the process that much easier, ethnic committee officials have pledged to assist potential applicants with the required paperwork... Read more ►

Shortage of Textbooks, Teachers and Political Will Stymie Karen Literature Classes

October 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A Karen State official is accusing some school administrators of putting up road blocks to prevent Karen language and literature classes from being offered. “The textbooks haven’t been issued yet this year. Some headmasters don’t want ethnic literature to be taught bec... Read more ►

Mon State Govt Donates Karen Costumes, Instruments to Universities

September 20, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

In effort to bolster Karen traditions, the Mon State government has donated dance costumes and instruments to five universities, an official said. The Karen literature and culture committees at Mawlamyine University, Mon State’s Technological University, the University of ... Read more ►

Burma Army: “Shelling and Shooting Force 300 Villagers to Flee in Mong Yai, Northern Shan State…”

September 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) have released a report that accuses the Burma Army of shelling the northern Shan region of Mong Yai forcing 300 villagers to flee. The Shan Human Rights Foundation statement said that “on September 10 at 8:00 am, a group of about 60 ... Read more ►

Karen State Govt Plans Festival to Support Inter-communal Relations

September 6, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen State government is planning to hold a multi-ethnic cultural festival next year. On September 2, government officials held a coordination meeting at the state Hluttaw office. The Bamar, Mon and Pa’O ethnic affairs ministers, as well as officials from Karen, P... Read more ►

KNU Talks Post-ceasefire Peace Process with KNPP

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Amid efforts to entice more ethnic armed groups into the fold of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, the Karen National Union shared its peace process experiences with the Karenni National Progressive Party at a meeting in Thailand last week. The KNU is one of the eight init... Read more ►

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