3rd Inter-state Karen Youth Seminar was successfully held in Queensland

Australian Karen Organisation

AKO Queensland branch, youth affairs has once again successfully organised another youth camp from 22nd to 24th September 2017. This year’s youth camp was joined by Karen young people from both Northside and Southside with over 50 participants. Joining this year youth camp is two of our most honourable guests, P’Doh Mahn Mahn and Thara Kaw Say who flew all the way from Kaw Thoo Lei (Kaw Lah) to share the current situation update on the Karen people and to keep the participants entertained. After conducting a successful evaluation survey, participants seem to have learnt so much in terms of developing their leadership skills and gained more knowledge on the current situation of the Karen people.

AKO Queensland branch, youth department organises inter-state youth camp(or seminar) annually which has started since late 2012. The purpose of organising the event is to allow the Karen young people who are living particularly in Australia to be exposed to the idea of culture maintenance, political awareness, being aware of Karen values and traditions. The aim and objectives of the seminar can be found here on the Australia-wide Karen Nation Youth seminar’s page.