Founded in 1956, the Karen Education and Culture Department (KECD) provides education access to the Karen children and youth in Southeast Burma by working closely with the community teachers, leaders, parents and educational administrators at the district, township, and school levels. KECD administers schools in the seven districts under the administration of the Karen National Union (KNU): Doo Tha Htu, Taw Oo, Kler Lwee Htu, Mergui Tavoy, Mu Traw, Doo Pla Ya, and Hpa An.

Our Beneficiaries

With the help from donors and community, in 2019-2020 academic year, KECD provided education services to:
1,495 Schools
11,444 Teachers
164,875 Students

2020-2021 School Statistics

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KECD is not yet able to provide full statistics for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is because of various restrictions, including travel restrictions and delayed school openings. Although Burmese MoE-administered schools are currently closed, (903) community and mixed-administration schools are already operating in our areas.