Karen Hotel School Project raising 100k dollars seed funding.

©Burma Link Aug. 14, 2013

Dear Friends,

I greet you all from a very hot Mae Sot in Western Thailand.

The Learning Exchange Foundation (LEF) has been asked to set up a hotel school for Karen refugee youth in Myawaddy, Karen State, Myanmar.

As you all know, until 2012, there was a bloody civil war in Burma and the ethnic minorities where became victims of this war. For example, the Karen people had to flee to refugee camps. Now there are several of these camps along the Thai border. These camps have been here for 60 years  and  there are more than 100.000 people living in these camp, with  50% under the age of 25. These young people receive education from various NGO’s but the education, and thus diploma, are not recognized by Myanmar and Thailand. These kids are stuck!

Tourism is booming in Myanmar and there is a huge demand for skilled hotel people.Our hybrid hotelschool ( hotel and school) is ideally placed to address the challenges and needs of the Karen people living in these refugee camps.

The Bhutan Hotel School is running well and will be monitored by the Swiss Bhutan Learning Exchange foundation.

I am reaching out to you to again ask for your financial support in establishing our hotel school in Myanmar. I, and the 100.000 refugees stuck in these camps would be eternally grateful if you made a contribution to (Karen Hotel School Project).

We need to raise US $ 100.000. Please support this important initiative. 

If you would like to have more information, please contact me

Thank you.

Stay well,



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