Refugees and Displaced Persons on the Thai Border
Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
Date: June 27, 2022 (Monday)
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 06:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (14:30-15:30 Myanmar/Yangon Time)
Join Zoom Meeting: please click here
Meeting ID: 2852417834
With over 700,000 displaced persons in Myanmar, it’s very important not to lose track of the lived experiences of everyday people. Sharing Hope is an Australia-Myanmar NGO, a member organisation of AMI, and focused on the situation of Karen refugees and displaced persons along the Thai-Myanmar border, and their diaspora in Australia, but holding all such persons as a priority irrespective of their ethnicity.
The presentations this month will be made by two people with an intimate knowledge of the organisation’s programs and their delivery.
David Home is Sharing Hope’s Programs Director. He is based in Melbourne and has a degree in International Development. David is well acquainted with the situation of the Karen populations in Myanmar and Australia. Before the pandemic, David travelled annually to the Thai-Myanmar border to visit project communities, and engage with the Sharing Hope border team.
Naw Mu Naw Shee is a member of Sharing Hope’s Border Team, working to bring aid relief to refugee and displaced communities along the Thai-Myanmar border. Born and raised in Karen State, Mu Maw Shee was able to complete her schooling at Thoo Mweh Khee (TMK) Migrant Learning Centre, Thailand. From there she was sponsored through Sharing Hope’s Leaders of Hope program to study a Bachelors of Education at Kings College of the Philippines. She graduated in 2018 with the Deans List Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement and now teaches at TMK, while also administrating Sharing Hope’s projects.
A question and answer session will be conducted after the presentation. For more information about AMI, please visit: aummi.edu.au/.
Donations to support Sharing Hope’s work can be made via https://sharinghope.org.au/donate/.
***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself. You can also pose questions using the chat function. The whole seminar will be uploaded later on the AMI website and Facebook page.