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Keeping the Language Alive – Pwo Karen Literacy Advocate Presented with the 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

Sa Thu Hlaing Win, a Western Pwo Karen literacy advocate from the Irrawaddy delta region is the winner of the 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award. Sa Thu Hlaing Win (also known as Sa Khant Thu Hlaing), was presented with the award at the 9th memorial service of Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan that was held at Taw Gyaung…

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Padoh Mahn Sha Assassinated in 2008… His Words, His Legacy Survive

In the weeks before he was murdered in February 2008, the Karen leader, Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, in an interview with Phil Thornton, spoke about the importance of unity and why the ethnic struggle would survive the opportunistic greed of those prepared to “sell out the Karen revolution.” Today marks the day nine years ago that the highly respected…

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Final Call for 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Nominations

The Phan Foundation has issued a final call for nominations for the annual Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award for 2016 – the closing date is December 31, 2016. Slone Phan, Director of the Phan Foundation and the youngest son of Padoh Mahn Sha said in the statement that the award launched in memory of his father, who was murdered…

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The 2015 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Calls For Nominations

The Phan Foundation has officially announced its acceptance of nominees for the 8th annual Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award – the closing date is on January 31, 2016. The Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is given annually to Karen community workers who work in health, education, social or cultural areas. According to the Foundation’s criteria, nominees should be…

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