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
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.
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. AKF facilitates visits.
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Take a look at some of our projects: