Welcome to

Australian Karen Foundation!

The aim of the Australian Karen Foundation is to educate and train Karen refugees.

Education is the most powerful
weapon which you can use to change                                                                     
     -Nelson Mandela                                                                       

Our focus of empowerment is the Karen people (of Burma) living in refugee camps on the Thai Burma border and the resettled Karen community in Australia.

Projects have evolved from grass-roots involvement with Karen communties to advance key education and training targets for young people.

AKF has a creative approach to organisation combining the efforts of Australians with the Karen living in this country, working together with the focus on education:

  • to improve the lives of their people who struggle to survive as refugees
  • to develop the capacity of Karen young people in Australia

The Karen camps (140,000 people) constitute the second longest refugee situation, next to the Palestinians.

The Thai-Burma border is only 9 hours from  Australia.         

Help us make a difference to young Karen refugees.  Contact us to make a donation today.

Take a look at some of our projects:




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