dorm life

The 80 boys and girls in Dae Chey dorm are between the ages of nine and 20. Most of them come from parts of the Karen State where the Burmese government has been conducting a military offensive against the civilian population since 2004. Many of the children say they have dreams of becoming doctors, teachers and community leaders when they grow up, but since the regime has destroyed their villages and schools in their home country, it has become almost impossible for them to get the education they need to pursue their dreams.