360 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – Karen Community Groups Want Respect, Management Rights and Governance Over Ancestral Territories

August 12, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Karen environmentalists demanded the Burma government “to respect and honor indigenous Karen peoples’ governance and management rights over their ancestral territories.” The Salween Peace Park Committee (SPPC) and Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) r... Read more ►

Over 100,000 Students Study Karen Literature in Ayeyarwady Region

August 12, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

A total of 123,696 students are learning Karen literature in government schools in the Ayeyarwady Region in the 2018-2019 academic year, according to the regional education office. There were only 91,871 students learning Karen literature in the previous 2017-18 academic yea... Read more ►

Karen Community in Minnesota to Call for Equal Education Rights

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen community living in Minnesota, U.S. will call for equal rights to education like other races at the Minnesota Capitol on June 15. Speaking to the Karen News on June 14, the Karen Community of Minnesota (KCM) leader Morrison Johnny said the KCM will lead the Karen Advoc... Read more ►

Karen Entrepreneurs Association to be Established

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The Karen Entrepreneurs Association will be established in July with the aim to develop Karen youth entrepreneurs, according to the Yangon Region Karen Literature and Culture Committee (KLCC), which is organizing the association. Yangon Region KLCC’s joint secretary – 1 ... Read more ►

First Karen Traditional Restaurant Opens in Rangoon

June 11, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

A Karen restaurant has opened in Rangoon with the objective to introduce traditional dishes to the public. The owner, Sa Khwa Khwa said his restaurant, Non Tae Ya [The Flag], plans to introduce traditional Karen food to the market, and said it will be the first restaurant to... Read more ►

Funding Cuts Force Refugee Camp Education Programs to Close – Others Struggle to Survive

June 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Karen education officials warn cuts to refugee camp programs are forcing schools to close. Higher education schools in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border are running out of funding, are struggling to keep open and face pressure to relocate back to Burma. Officials fro... Read more ►

Australia Karen Join Global Protest against Burma Army Attacks on Villagers

May 25, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organization rallied outside the Burmese Embassy in Canberra to protest against the Burma Army’s recent attacks on villages in Karen State. Members of the Australian Karen community travelled from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to protest. The Australi... Read more ►

Musicians Urge the Preservation of Karen Traditional Music

May 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen traditional musicians have urged the Karen people to preserve Karen traditional music since the majority of the Karen people are not interested in playing the Karen traditional musical instruments. Saw Mike Aung Kho, who plays Gain (Migyaung Hlyar) and Khanar (zither),... Read more ►

Residents Want Authorities to Build a Bridge over Win Yaw River

April 30, 2018  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Local residents want the authorities to build a bridge over the Win Yaw River to connect the eastern side of the river with Kale-Tagundaing administrative unit in Win Yaw area under Kyainseikgyi Township, Karen State. Kwankathaung Village Administrator U Tin Win Aung told Ka... Read more ►

Lay Kay Kaw New Town Suffers from Water Shortage

April 29, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A new town established by the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Karen State government for displaced residents in Myawaddy District, Karen State is currently suffering from water shortage. Water is distributed to Lay Kay Kaw New Town (Myothit) through the pipelines from Tau... Read more ►

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