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  • Health Terms Glossary: A collection of health related terms in English / Sgaw Karen / Burmese languages

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New pages with information on Karen culture added

 

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  • Health Terms Glossary : A collection of health related terms in English / Sgaw Karen / Burmese languages
  • Transliteration word list : A pdf file designed to be used with the transliteration guide for more practice learning the Karen script.
  • newGlossary of Science Terms : This is a draft of suggested translations of English science terms to be used in developing Karen language science curriculum. It's just a draft but could be helpful.

 

  • Days Not to be Forgotten : (Sgaw Karen), Karen veterans of WWII share their experiences in this collection of oral histories..
  • Famous People in History : (Sgaw Karen). Short biographies of famous people from Cleopatra to Helen Keller to Nelson Mandela
  • newExtremely Fun Facts : (Sgaw Karen) Fun Q&A book with interesting facts on the earth, civilizations, the animal kingdom and more

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Additional reference materials available here

Fiction

  • Animal Farm : (Sgaw Karen). The George Orwell classic. Did you know Orwell spoke Sgaw Karen?
  • The Pearl : (Sgaw Karen) The John Steinbeck classic
  • newKaren Ghost Stories : (Sgaw Karen) : Winning entries from the Drum 2012 Stories Writing Competition for Adults

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Children's Books

Additional children's materials available here

Health Education
  • Facts for Life : (Sgaw Karen) The Facts for Life book aims to make life-saving knowledge easily available to everyone. It presents the most important facts that people have a right to know to prevent child deaths and diseases, and to protect women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • newChildren And Parents Growing Up Together : (Sgaw Karen) A handbook for parents of children from newborns to age six covering the early stages of child development and a guide to insure the physical and mental well being of young children.
  • Henry and a Special Friend : An HIV/AIDS awareness storybook for children published by Drum can be view here in multiple languages
  • Teaching Sureh : (Sgaw Karen) The story of a young boy who is given responsibility to help his younger brother learn to walk, talk, count and play. It encourages children to concern themselves with the development of their pre-school brothers and sisters.
 

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  • Facts for Life : (Burmese) The Facts for Life book aims to make life-saving knowledge easily available to everyone. It presents the most important facts that people have a right to know to prevent child deaths and diseases, and to protect women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Health Terms Glossary A revised and expanded collection of health related terms in English / Sgaw Karen / Burmese languages

Additional health related materials available here

Agriculture
  • Low Cost Farming : (Sgaw Karen) A farming manual designed for single farming households in the tropics with limited area. It illustrates how on small plots of land with simple locally available tools, a family can glow enough crops and raise enough livestock to provide a balanced diet for an entire family.

  • Everyone Can Make Compost (Sgaw Karen)
 

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  • Low Cost Farming : (Burmese) A farming manual designed for single farming households in the tropics with limited area. It illustrates how on small plots of land with simple locally available tools, a family can glow enough crops and raise enough livestock to provide a balanced diet for an entire family.


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