Karen Women’s Organization held a Special Education Project, Training of Trainers from January, 12, 2015 to Feb, 11, 2015.

The Karen Women’s  Organization  held a Special Education Project, Training of Trainers from January, 12, 2015 to Feb, 11, 2015. Teachers, school directors and trainers from 7 camps attended. We also invited nursery school staff from Karen State for the 3rd week and 4th week, because some of the training topics related to any nurseryContinue reading “Karen Women’s Organization held a Special Education Project, Training of Trainers from January, 12, 2015 to Feb, 11, 2015.”

“Never Walk Alone” – Children’s Dormitory Matching Fund Apeal 2015-2016

Dormitory Students at Work “Never Walk Alone”  Children’s Dormitory Matching Fund appeal 2015/16 A Unique Fundraising Opportunity for Karen Children and Young People in 2015 KWO has been offered a very unique matching fund opportunity by one of our dedicated donors and we are excited to share the news with our KWO friends, family and supporters.Continue reading ““Never Walk Alone” – Children’s Dormitory Matching Fund Apeal 2015-2016″

KWO and Karen Quiet People celebrate International Deaf Day

In September 2014, KWO’s Special Education students, staff and families celebrated International Deaf Day. We worked together to raise awareness, to show our abilities and to educate our communities about living with deafness. These events took place in all seven camps.  Activities included action songs, dramas, role-plays and using Karen Deaf Sign Language to communicateContinue reading “KWO and Karen Quiet People celebrate International Deaf Day”

KWO Nursery Schools Mid-School Year: Competition, Teacher Training, and General Education

KWO runs nursery schools in 2 refugee camps on Thailand and in partnership with more than 70 villages in Karen State.  This past week, October 2014, the Nursery Schools in Mae La Oon and Mae Ra Moe refugee camps held a competition about the story of Karen Culture.  Here are some pictures from the eventsContinue reading “KWO Nursery Schools Mid-School Year: Competition, Teacher Training, and General Education”

KWO Begins Work on New Training Center in Karen State – By Women For Women

KWO is celebrating meeting our fundraising goal of $4600(USD) to build a new women’s training center in Karen State.  This is our first successful crowd funding effort. Work on the new center has already begun. KWO staff and leaders made 1400 clay bricks which are now drying and awaiting the next phase of building. ThisContinue reading “KWO Begins Work on New Training Center in Karen State – By Women For Women”

2014-15 Special Education (SE) Project Activities

For the 2014-15 project year, there are 420 students in 7 camps, 142 SE staff in camp and 11 SE town based staff members. So far in this project year, the SE project has done many activities. In April 2014, for two weeks, the SE project coordinator attended a training at Khom Loy Development FoundationContinue reading “2014-15 Special Education (SE) Project Activities”

Become a volunteer English teacher with KWO!

The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) is currently recruiting volunteer English teachers for the Karen Young Women’s Leadership School (KYWLS) in Mae Ra Moe camp and New Generation School, inside Karen State. If you are interested in learning more about these two volunteer opportunities, please contact Naw K’nyaw Paw, KWO Secretary, at kwocentral@gmail.com

2014-15 School Year has begun for 375 dormitory students!

The 2014-15 school year has begun and KWO’s 9 dormitories in 5 camps are up and running! For the 2014-15 school year, KWO has 375 students in the dormitory project. Here are some photos from Umphiem Mai and Mae La camps of the first day of school for dormitory students!

Karen Sign Language (KSL) Volumes 1 to 7

The Karen Women’s Organization’s Special Education Project works to positively impact the lives of children with special needs and advocate on their behalf to achieve basic rights. One way KWO’s SE Project is working towards this goal is through the creation of the Karen Sign Language (KSL). There are currently 7 volumes of KSL. VolumesContinue reading “Karen Sign Language (KSL) Volumes 1 to 7”