Perkins Great Eastern Run 2013
Barbara's 1/2 Marathon
Sep 23 2013
£1,000 raised so far http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/fundraiser/barbarasteen/perkins-great-eastern-run
Emmanuel School is a small primary school in Mae La refugee camp on the Thai Burma Border. There are 174 kids and 7 teachers. Many of the refugees have been in the camp for over 20 years but mostly they arrived over the last ten years. Back in Karen State education was for these people on the run almost non existent. The civil war raged over 60 years with over 3,000 villages burnt by the Burma Army. Arriving after a long walk over mountains they settled into camp life to wait for the political situation back home to change. In January 2012 a cease fire was signed but the details of the peace process still have to be agreed. When landmines have been cleared and land disputes settled it will be time to go home. Meanwhile they refugees see education for their children as a priority. Please help PSRB to pay staff and provide school equipment by supporting Barbara's half marathon. Thank you.
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