Hongsa Ratchatudom is 25 years old and comes from Thailand. In 2012, she took part in PCF's intercultural training programme emPower. Back home, she lives in Kanchanaburi Province close to the Three Pagodas Pass which forms the border between Thailand and Myanmar. Hongsa has made it her goal to support ethnic minorities.
Hongsa studied at the Technical University in Myanmar but soon realised that she much prefers to work with people than to solve technical problems. So once she finished Read more [...]
Young people dressed in national costume in the middle of the Appenzell countryside? Images such as this will be seen frequently in the course of the year, for example on our website, in our publications, in our new magazine or in the newsletter. The photo of Rara who proudly poses in Burmese traditional clothes surrounded by green Appenzell pasture is just one of them. Rara says she likes fondue very much, as if that was the most natural thing in the world! But not necessarily because of the cheese Read more [...]
Following ongoing protests by the local population, the Burmese government has put a halt to the reservoir dam project in the country's north-eastern region. However, the situation around Myitkyina, where three of our schools are located, has not calmed down. On the contrary: Skirmishes between the local Kachin Independence Army and Government troops have intensified. Civilians are leaving the troubled areas and village surroundings are being mined. Land mines harbour long-lasting devastating effects. Read more [...]