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Our Mission is to provide educational and humanitarian support to ethnic Karen people. Our vision is to empower ethnic Karen people facing economic, social and language barriers and to help them live better lives and create better futures.
About The Karen Learning and Education Opportunities Support Group
The Karen are an ethnic group residing in Eastern Burma and North-western Thailand who face economic, social and language barriers. There are estimated to be 3 to 7 million Karen living in Burma/Thailand and 400 Karen refugees resettled in Ottawa. KLEO supports and empowers the Karen through programs created in consultation with them.

Programs in Thailand include: Jen's House, a residence providing financial and emotional support for Karen children from remote areas allowing them to attend school; support at refugee camps, including provision of school uniforms; assistance in mountain villages, including support to a women's weaving project.

Programs in Ottawa include: a Karen English Summer school, where Karen students improve their English and learn about Karen culture; a Karen Community Farm, which allows the Karen to use skills brought from Burma to restart their lives; Citizenship classes, where assistance is provided for obtaining citizenship; and other general support.

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2009-465 RICHMOND ROAD,, OTTAWA, ON, K2A 1Z1

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