Urgent Appeal Letter For Funding for KWO’s Early Childhood and Special Education Lunch Program

As of April 2019, KWO will no longer receive support for the lunch programme provided through our Early Childhood Education project and Special Education project. KWO does not want to cut the lunch programme. Now more than ever, the vulnerable in the camps, need our support. “Our project promote Inclusive Education, conducts play sessions and home visits and supports the families of the disabled, including very young children with disabilities.Continue reading “Urgent Appeal Letter For Funding for KWO’s Early Childhood and Special Education Lunch Program”

KWO Special Education Project TOT Training

For the 2018-19-project period, KWO Special Education Project conducted TOT training in four places: Mae La and Ma Ra Moe, Bang Dong Yang, and Htam Him. Every year there are new teachers who need to be trained. From 9 to 18 May 2018, we conducted training for participants from three camps; Mae La, Umpiem andContinue reading “KWO Special Education Project TOT Training”

Sponsor a teacher : For one dollar a day!

For one dollar a day Every child is entitled to an education and to live as full a life as possible. Refugee children with, or without, disabilities deserve the same. Indigenous Karen people from Burma have lived as refugees in camps in Thailand for a long time. We formed the Karen Women’s Organization to strengthenContinue reading “Sponsor a teacher : For one dollar a day!”

Special Education Project Updates 2016-2017

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, individual sponsors and support from the community, KWO was able to continue the Special Education Project successfully throughout the 2016-17 school year. We thank you for your encouragement and assistance. We are looking forward to the new year and hope you all stay with us!  

KWO Special Education Project Changing Lives – Changing Communities

Saw Moo Ler Poe is 6 years old and lives in Umpiem refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border. In 2011 he was suffering from severe malnutrition and multiple disabilities, including speech and developmental problems. That year he enrolled in the KWO Special Education project. When he first came to us, he couldn’t turn his bodyContinue reading “KWO Special Education Project Changing Lives – Changing Communities”

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.”

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”

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”

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”

Month Long Special Education Training Wraps Up

  KWO wrapped up a full month of Special Education Training of Trainers.  The training involved 24 participants, including our special education trainers, school directors, and town staff.  People came from all 7 camps where we conduct this important project. A few senior staff from our Nursery School Project also attended since many of theContinue reading “Month Long Special Education Training Wraps Up”