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About sdcthailand

I'm a human rights trainer in the Karenni Refugee Camp.

Alumni profile: Aye Aung

Q: Can you give some information about your history? A: In 2006 – 2007, I joined with a Karenni young people’s group. Later in 2011 – 2012, through a relationship with Karenni Youth Organisation (KnYO), I joined the Karenni Social … Continue reading

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SDC alumni provide educational assistance for IDP areas

SDC alumni continue to be an asset to the Karenni people in many ways. During July, some SDC alumni traveled inside Karenni State to rural IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) areas and distributed school supplies and stipends. The alumni traveled inside … Continue reading

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Ration cuts set to affect the Karenni Community

Refugees in the two Karenni Refugee Camps are set to face further cuts to their rations. In the past month, The Border Consortium (TBC), an NGO that supports provisions to the refugee camps along the border, has confirmed to residents … Continue reading

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SDC Alumni launch the Peace Initiative Program

A new project to empower young Karenni people has begun courtesy of our SDC Alumni. Over the past few months, SDC alumni have been working hard to prepare and design a program to create the change they desire in their … Continue reading

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Our community participates in World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an important time for citizens across the globe to recognise the plight of refugees. On UNHCR’s website they say it as a day that ‘commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees.’ This was … Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Klaw Reh

I currently live in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 with my sister but I come from Shadaw. I came to camp in 2009 because there were many problems in my community and I wanted to study. My father passed away in … Continue reading

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Welcoming our new students with our SDC orientation

The new school year for SDC has officially begun. Between June 1st and June 5th, our 51 new basic course students got to know our school, our staff, our teachers, our coordinator and each other during their orientation. The orientation … Continue reading

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About our traditional Karenni beliefs

The Karenni people have many different cultural traits and beliefs. Karenni is a broader term used to describe all of the sub-ethnic groups that comprise it. Their beliefs are dependent on their sub-ethnic group. There are 8 main sub-ethnic groups: … Continue reading

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The Karenni people celebrate their 140th National Day

On 21st June, our students joined with many other young people and organisations for a celebration in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 to recognise Karenni National Day. Karenni National Day commemorates the day that Karenni State was granted independence. For this … Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Rosie

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your history?   A: I joined SDC School in 2004. After that in 2005, I served for my community in the Karenni Refugee Camp Committee for 6 months. Next, I interned … Continue reading

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