Category Archives: News

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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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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School recruitment in Karenni Camp 1

During the summer season, schools in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 recruit their new students. These schools include our SDC. We have now successfully recruited our new classes for the 2015 – 2016 Basic Course and the 6th Advanced Community Management … Continue reading

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The armed groups within Burma crawl closer to an NCA

The various armed ethnic groups within Burma appear to be moving closer to a nationwide ceasefire agreement with the Burmese government. On 31st March, the Burmese government and 16 ethnic armed groups agreed in principle to the draft Nationwide Ceasefire … Continue reading

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SDC runs a three day staff media training

Every summer, here at SDC, we look to build our capacity for change. In order to increase our staff skills, we have just completed a three-day training course. The aim of the course was to build the multimedia capacity of … Continue reading

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About our Karenni language and literacy

Last month at a linguistics conference in Yangon, experts called for multilingual education to be made a priority. Here at SDC, we would like to provide our supporters with some background of the history of our Karenni language. The Karenni … Continue reading

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Post – 10 education in and around Karenni Refugee Camp 1

The annual end to the school year for students in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 is in March. During this month and early March, a number of schools hold their graduation ceremonies and celebrate their students’ achievements.   Students within Karenni … Continue reading

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Fire in Karenni Refugee Camp 1

Last month, the camp faced a serious challenge due to a fire. On Tuesday April 7th at 11:15am, a fire broke out in Karenni Refugee Camp 1. A total of 148 homes were burned to the ground. This incident happened during the traditional … Continue reading

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SDC celebrates the 2014 – 2015 Basic Course Graduation

All of our SDC staff, students and community are happy to announce the completion of our SDC Basic Course for 2014 – 2015. We marked the end of this course with our graduation ceremony for the class of 2014 – … Continue reading

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