365 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

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 ►

Karen Language Teaching Moves up to Grade 4 in Pago Region Schools

April 12, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Karen Students attending government schools in the Pago (Pegu) region will be taught Karen language subject up to Grade 4 in 2018-19 academic year. In the previous academic year, the Karen language, as a subject was taught only up to grade 3 students. Saw Augustine Khu, Comm... Read more ►

‘Western Pwo Kayin Literature Care Youth Group’ supports 1,765 Kayin literature beginners

April 9, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Western Pwo Karen Literature Support Youth Group has provided textbooks and teaching aids to 1,765 Western Pwo Karen (Phalon) teachers from eight townships in the Ayeyarwaddy Region. The group’s campaign officer Sa Khwar Khwar said the group has started providing the a... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Organization Receives Women of Change Awards from U.S. Embassy

March 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) has received this year’s ‘Women of Change Award’ from the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar on March 22 evening. On behalf of their organization, Naw Wah Khu Shee and Naw Say Say from the KWO’s central standing committee attended the rewa... Read more ►

“We Want Peace, Not Dams…” – 1000’s of Villagers Protest Proposed Salween Dams in Karen State

March 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers in the Northern District of Karen State on the Thai-Burma border gathered along the Salween River for the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams. On March 14, the Karen River Network organized event to call for “No Dams” near the Ei Tu ... Read more ►

Newly Merged Karen National Democratic Party Elects CEC Members

March 17, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

The Karen National Democratic Party (KNDP), a newly merged party of Karen political parties, has elected its central executive committee in Karen State’s captial Hpa-An yesterday (March 12). A total of 32 candidates with four candidates each from former Karen parties &... Read more ►

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