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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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Information about the SDC: goals, objectives and history.

What is the Social Development Center? Due to the civil war in Burma, over twenty two thousand Karenni people have fled to Thailand and they are now living in two refugee camps in Mae Hong Son province. There is about … Continue reading

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Reh Saung Oo’s Story

Q: What is your background? A: I am from Karenni State in Burma. I have been in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 since 2010. My family lives in Karenni State now. I came to the camp alone. I didn’t come with … Continue reading

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Our SDC community participate in a global leadership cafe

This month, our organisation hosted a world café event. The global leadership community and our donors, RIJ, provided the event to our organisation. The event helped our community to come together and proactively create visions and ideas for a brighter … Continue reading

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2015 – Free and fair election campaign

Our SDC is currently running a free and fair election campaign inside Karenni State. Our inside trainers are sharing information to communities in Karenni State about what a free and fair election is. They are also distributing a leaflet about … Continue reading

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Students research, intern and write reports

During October, students on the basic course split into two groups. One group went to conduct research and one group went to do internships. This activity is aimed at building both work and research skills. The students researched about issues … Continue reading

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Naw Ah Mu Htoo’s Story

Q: What is your background?   A: I was born in Loikaw. I studied in Loikaw but I didn’t graduate high school. In 2003, I arrived in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 and studied in high school again.   After successfully … Continue reading

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Meeting with our partners, ERI

On September 26th, we met with some representatives of our partners, EarthRights International. Two of ERI’s representatives were from their office in Chiang Mai, Thailand and two were from their office in Washington DC, USA.   At our meeting, we introduced … Continue reading

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Traditional Deeku festival celebration 2014

Between September 3rd and 5th, Karenni refugees celebrated Deeku festival. The elderly leaders of our animist religion who preserve and are knowledgeable about our ethnic’s traditional ways organise our traditional festivals. They lead in predicting which days are suitable for … Continue reading

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