Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pure joy!

"The world’s longest-running civil wars have been ongoing in the Karen and Karenni homelands in eastern Myanmar for sixty years now. A generation of refugees has now been born and reared in the crowded camps, which by law they are forbidden to leave. They live a life of continued uncertainty with no immediate prospects of retuning home." This is from IRC - the International Rescue Committee

I spent the morning driving into Hartford to pick up these Karen kids, who were born in the refugee camps, and taking them to a pool to enjoy a few hours of  swimming. These children are now living in Hartford (one boy has only been in US for 11 days) and they had a wonderful time. A few of them speak English and they interpreted for the rest of us.

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