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Children in school in the Mae La camp refugee camp, Thailand.

The Karen take their education very seriously and consider it a 'wise weapon' against the oppression of Burma's military leaders.

It has been reported that the SPDC had strictly forbidden the teaching of any of the ethnic minority languages; as a result, many children grow up illiterate in their mother tongue.

Thai/Burma border 2004.

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Children in school in the Mae La camp refugee camp, Thailand.  <br />
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The Karen take their education very seriously and consider it a 'wise weapon' against the oppression of Burma's military leaders.  <br />
<br />
It has been reported that the SPDC had strictly forbidden the teaching of any of the ethnic minority languages; as a result, many children grow up illiterate in their mother tongue.<br />
<br />
Thai/Burma border 2004.<br />
<br />
(Please see Galleries for further information).