337 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Karen Diaspora in Minnesota Keeps Language Alive with Local Trainings

September 17, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A group of Karen residents in Minnesota are trying to keep their traditions alive among the diaspora by teaching the Karen language and literature. Every weekend from January 28 to September 4, a group that calls itself the Putermine Gontar Temple taught 16 adults and kids i... Read more ►

Karen Diaspora Group Urges KNU to Review its Position on the Peace Process

September 15, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen diaspora is showing increasing irritation at the Karen National Union’s ceasefire stance. The International Karen Organization (IKO) issued a statement on September 9 calling for a review of the current peace process in order to achieve a genuine political settle... Read more ►

Nineteen Auxiliary Midwives in Karen State Complete Training

September 10, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Nineteen new auxiliary midwives have completed their training and will bolster rural health teams in an aim to reduce maternal mortality in Karen State. The 19 trainees were presented certificates at an inaugural ceremony on September 6. These auxiliary midwives are the sixt... Read more ►

IDP Camp Requests International Donors to Continue Providing Funds

September 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

An internally displaced persons camp in Karen State is making a last-ditch appeal for international donors to continue providing aid. All food assistance to the shelter for nearly 3,000 people is set to dry up at the end of this month. The support committee at the Ei Tu Hta ... Read more ►

KUPC Hosts Meeting on Unified Karen Coalition

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Unity and Peace Committee (KUPC) convened a summit of Karen State political parties on August 29 to discuss the formation of a united political front. Representatives from the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party, the Kayin Democratic Party, the Kayin State Democracy and ... Read more ►

Karen State Medical Authorities Confirm One Dead but Treatment Continues of AH1N1 Cases at Hpa-an Hospital

August 18, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The State Chief physician confirmed at a press conference held on August 15 that one AH1N1 flu positive patient had died at Hpa-an Hospital. Doctor Kyaw Myint, chief physician of the Karen State Public Hospital stated during the press conference that there were two AH1N1 pos... Read more ►

INTERVIEW: Karen Community Leader in Sweden Urges Refugees to Invest Hope in the Next Generation

August 17, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Many Karen refugees from camps along the Thai-Burma border have been resettled in Sweden since 2005 under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s resettlement program. Karen News spoke* with Naw Thida Naing, chair of the Karen Swedish Community, at the ... Read more ►

Mae Sot’s Karen Migrant Community Keep Karen Wrist Tying Alive

August 10, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Hundreds of the Karen migrant community gathered on August 6 in the Thai border town of Mae Sot to celebrate the traditional wrist-tying ceremony at a local monastery. “The tradition of tying white cotton thread around wrists has been passed down through generations and it... Read more ►

Karen Wrist tying Ceremony Celebrated in Kawkareik Township

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Around 2,000 people participated in a traditional Karen wrist tying ceremony in Kawkareik township on August 7. “This white thread tying ceremony [wrist tying ceremony] is as much a part of the Karen national character as our language, literature, customs and culture. We a... Read more ►

KTWG Training Boosts Parents Role in their Children’s Education

August 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) ran a short training for parents of schoolchildren in its effort to raise awareness to get them involved in their children’s education. On the 31st of July, two teachers from the KTWG’s Mobile Teacher Training provided a short t... Read more ►

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