SDC conducted a number of events this year to highlight the environmental issues affecting Karenni State and raise awareness of the need to protect the environment. From the last week of April to the first week of May, a 4 day course on environmental protection was conducted in Karenni Refugee Camp 1. The course was open to youths in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 and also from the wider border area. The purpose of the course was to raise awareness of environmental issues among the younger generation and to promote good environmental practices. As part of the course, we taught the youths to be aware of their environment, and talked about how to preserve their environment and how the environment and human communities are interrelated. We had also prepared some questions and quizzes related to environmental issues and invited the attendees to answer these questions and quizzes. The persons who achieved the best results in the quizzes were awarded prizes prepared by SDC staff. Further, all the people who attended and participated in this environment awareness training were offered food and drink. Around 200 youths attended this 4 day environmental protection course and they all eagerly listened and participated in all the activities.