On World Refugee Day Burma Government and International Community Must Commit to Respecting Voices and Rights of Burma’s Refugees
(20 June, 2015) On this 2015 World Refugee Day, we stand in solidarity with the over 110,000 refugees who fled Burma to seek protection in the nine camps along the Thailand-Burma border, embodying the years of conflict and the struggle for democracy. We call on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Burma Government, the international donors, and all parties to respect the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and uphold the rights of all refugees.
KWO Statement on World Refugee Day,2015 (Karen Version)
KWO Statement on World Refugee Day,2015 (English Version)
KWO Statement on World Refugee Day,2015 (Burmese Version)
KWO puts out a quarterly magazine (September to December) in Skaw Karen and Burmese which are distributed through out the 7 Karen refugee camps. Each magazine is passed between refugees being read by multiple people. It is just one way we seek to keep our community up to date and informed.
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 events in each camp
The nursery schools also are continuing their normal curriculum for the year
KWO’s nursery schools in Karen State are also continuing to provide quality curriculum, nutrition, teacher training, and support for families, despite a severe shortfall in funding. If you can help support these schools please donate using the donate button on this website in the upper left.
KWO puts out a quarterly magazine in Skaw Karen which are distributed through out the 7 Karen refugee camps. Each magazine is passed between refugees being read by multiple people. It is just one way we seek to keep our community up to date and informed.
On 21 August 2013 Karen people everywhere celebrated Karen Wrist Tying Day. Below is a message from KWO’s Vice Chairperson, Paw Day Toe, about Karen Wrist Tying Day.
On May 20 – June 14 2013 there was follow up SE TOT for one week conducted in each camp. The town based project staff facilitated the TOT. The TOT’s 88 participants included, all teaching staff in each camp (teachers, trainers, and school directors).
The topics covered in the training were Continue reading
Use this link if you’d like to download or read it;KWO Special Education Case Study 2012-2013