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.
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.
To make this happen, Jubilee Campaign are ‘building from the ground up’.
(Lord Alton when visiting the area)
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:
Read about Jubilee Campaign’s action for Burma in ‘Shouting into the Silence’ by Danny Smith
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WE STILL WANT TOACHIEVE MORE!