BURMA

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN OF WAR

Children in Burma classroom

FORGOTTEN HEROES

The Karen people of Burma were once hailed as heroes for supporting the British in World War II. The British Government promised them an independent state but that was never fulfilled. The Burmese military regime deliberately targeted the Karen and other minorities leading to one of the world’s longest running civil war. Despite recent changes, life is still difficult for many Karen children.

Kaw Law Gaw school with parents and teachers
Girls in front of building
David Alton in Burma classroom

OUR CAMPAIGN IN BURMA

With a proper education, Karen children can avoid exploitation, fulfill their potential and, importantly, help rebuild their own communities. Our ‘Back To School Programme’ will improve the life chances of hundreds of children affected by the conflict.

Lord Alton at the school

To make this happen, Jubilee Campaign are ‘building from the ground up’.

  • Providing education to improve the life chances of hundreds of children affected by armed conflict
  • Training teachers from seven districts in Karen State
  • Building dormitories so as to spare kids from long, difficult and even dangerous journeys to and from school
Hope for a New Generation
Burma hills and buildings

Our educational initiative will improve the life chances of hundreds of children who have suffered for decades

Dormitory

“I was struck by the huge challenges still facing the Karen people – but also by the hopefulness among the children who want to become teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers, farmers and a host of other things and whose expectations may now be realised.”

(Lord Alton when visiting the area)

This dormitory in the Kaw Law Gaw School in Burma has been built with help from Jubilee Campaign supporters.

THE EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

But this is just the start. Jubilee Campaign’s aims are ambitious – but vital if we are to transform the lives of the Karen people for generations to come. Our targets are:

  • Over 7,900 teachers trained
  • 1,430 schools put back into full operation
  • 150,000 children benefited through
  • professional education in security
Sowing the Seeds of Hope in Karen State
Teachers outside building
Shouting into the Silence book cover

READ ABOUT OUR WORK IN BURMA

Read about Jubilee Campaign’s action for Burma in ‘Shouting into the Silence’ by Danny Smith

“If you ever doubt that one person can make a difference to the world you should read this book.”

Christopher Davis/The Body Shop

OUR IMPACT SO FAR

7911

TEACHERS
TRAINED

1430

SCHOOLS
UTILISED

150k

PUPILS WILL
BENEFIT

?

WE STILL WANT TO
ACHIEVE MORE!

This project is in partnership with
the Epiphany Trust