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"We have benefitted greatly. Before we couldn’t do activities in the old school building. In this new building, we can do anything. We can create more." 

Kawt Phaung village is located in Kawkareik Township, Kayin State. Currently, 69 students (KG-Grade 4) attend K...

My name is Daw Zar Zar Naing, I am 35 years old living in Ka Di Kan Village with my husband and our three daughters. In 2012 we moved to this area in Hlaingbwe Township, Kayin State. I was recently pregnant and hoping to give birth to a healthy baby. 

Our prim...

May 28, 2020

TEES teacher and youth leader Nang Kham Mart is 26 years old from Nar Ngwe village, Lashio, Northern Shan State. Her family includes; her father Sai San Khin, mother Nang Mo Bain and her younger brother and sister. In 2015, Nang Kham Mart worked as a nurse aid after wh...

My name is U Ho Ling and I am 52 years old from Siatalai village in the Chin Hills. I have 11 family members including 6 sons, but not all live here. 

In the past our main livelihood was shifting cultivation, primarily growing maize. During that time it was very difficu...

Before the conflict, I was working as a farmer and living together with my wife and our two sons in our home village in Kachin State. We had already lost our youngest son in January 2018 to throat cancer at 19 years of age. 

One day, they started firing big weapons at o...

My name is Daw Htu Bu and I am 48 years old living in Shwe Zet IDP (Internally Displaced Person) Camp. I have seven family members and 5 children. I have been living in Shwe Zet IDP camp for nearly 8 years since my family and I fled our home in Tar Lway Gyi village whe...

In Myanmar’s Northern Chin State, common and rare orchids grow well naturally due to fair weather conditions and can be found spread all over the State. Nowadays there are those who sell these flowers illegally causing most of the valuable Orchids to become critically...

23 year old Lway Arm Saw Hlaing comes from Namkhan Township. Despite her parents’ disapproval of her idea to become a TEES teacher, Lway Arm Saw Hlaing was determined to educate children in the remote marginalized Ta’ang community. She was recruited as a TEES teacher b...

 In 2011 when the conflict started in my home village Kasoo up in Myanmar’s Northern Kachin State, we would hide in the church until things quietened down and we could return home again. When the conflict increased, I told my wife and 6 children to travel to the main r...

It's a mother who has to tell Naw Paw Wah's story. The young girl cannot tell it herself because she is deaf and was asked to leave school the same year she began. She can not read or write, but Naw Paw Wah has found a way. In her memory, ADRA will always mean the 'res...

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