Ehk Nwee, Thoo Mwe Khee, Thai-Burmese border
Ehk Nwee (19) lives with her parents in a village in Karen State called Tee-bobo. Eight years ago the village was burnt down by the SPDC, and Ehk Nwee and her family moved to a village further inside Burma called Ka-ah, then moved back to Tee-bobo when it was rebuilt some four years later. Every day, Ehk Nwee walks from the village twenty minutes to the border and then crosses the river to school on the Thai side. It is relatively safe for children to travel across the border in this way as both sides of the conflict turn a blind eye. Schooling inside Burma has been hugely disrupted by the violence, and many children are growing up without an education.