Publication Group is a small, independent, Karen
community based organization dedicated to promoting
education and preserving the cultures of the peoples of
Established in 1998, the Group
has published educational materials in Burmese, English
and Sgaw Karen languages and distributed them free of
charge to schools, libraries and centers of education
within Burma and along the Thai / Burmese border. Our current catalogue
includes over 200 titles and well over 500,000 copies of
Drum materials have been distributed to the target group
The Drum website aims to provide Karen people and all
those interested in Karen language, access to Drum's
educational materials and includes a collection of downloadable Karen language materials
as well as the group's on line Drum
Reference Of Karen Language Database.
copies of select Drum publications are also available to purchase on line
with all proceeds
going to support our work.
In addition to Karen language
materials, this site is intended to help provide information
and raise awareness of the richly diverse histories,
cultures and backgrounds of the peoples of Burma and the
plight they have suffered for far too long. To learn more
about Drum, see the Drum
donors page and any comments, esquires or offers of
support would be most welcome. (see
Drum publishes a wide variety of
educational materials in Sgaw Karen and Burmese languages
suitable for all ages from pre-school to vocational training
level. Along with more general topics, special emphasis is
placed on producing publications which include traditional
knowledge and cultural aspects. The current
catalogue contains over 200 publications.
Bilingual Dictionary Development
An English - Sgaw Karen Dictionary
is continually being expanded which includes over 25,000
English head words with their translations and or definition
in Sgaw Karen.
The Drum Publication Group was
founded in May 1998. The goal of the Drum Publication
Group is to promote literature in both Karen and Burmese
languages with the overall objectives of developing education
for Burmese people wherever they might reside.
The Group wishes to establish
contact with as many other groups and individuals as possible
who are involved in literature and education, and to be involved
in all aspects of literacy development and the ensuing work of
printing suitable books and teaching aids. As well as
translation and typesetting we would like to assist those NGOs
involve in education work at all stages.
The Group will promote, through
its own practice, transparency and accountability, in all
dealings. The Group is not affiliated with any political
or religious organization and stands for racial and sexual
equality. The main aims and objectives of the Drum
publication Group are:
To preserve and promote the
linguistic forms of the Karen and other indigenous peoples of
Burma while promoting national, second languages through
publishing and disseminating educational materials.
traditional knowledge, practices and cultural forms of
expression of the Karen people.
To promote the
empowerment of the Karen people to contribute towards
maintaining, protecting and developing manifestations of
their culture, language and literature.
To assist organizations
working for the benefit of the Karen people by providing
translation and type-setting services.
of our publications is available on this web site. Publications
are distributed at cost price, or less, to groups and
individuals involved in formal or non-formal education or
training. Those ordering large numbers of books as well as
overseas institutes are requested to pay the full cost of the
order plus postage costs
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