This photo, taken in February 2012, shows P--- villager S---, whose lands in Hlaing Thoh village were confiscated by the Burma government in 2004, including his father’s land. According to the community member, he is originally from T--- village, but now resides with his wife in P--- village. [Photo: KHRG]
These photos were taken in February 2012 in Hlaing Thoh village, Than Daung Township, Toungoo District, and show villagers’ land and plantation fields that were confiscated in 2004 for Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #603 to build an army camp. According to the community member who spoke with S---, the villagers who lost their land have not received any compensation and suffered financial hardship as a result. [Photos: KHRG]
These photos were taken in February 2012 in Than Daung Township, Toungoo District. The left-hand photo shows the Peh Leh Wah River where a Burma government-built dam is slated for construction. The right-hand photo shows a road from Hsah Soh Hkoh village to Hlaing Thoh village, built by villagers for them to trade freely with each other. [Photos: KHRG]
These photos, taken in February 2012, show two Burma government-built schools in Than Daung Township, Toungoo District. The structures have largely fallen into disrepair following Government neglect. According to one villager, teachers failed to come and provide educational services to children despite having salaries set aside for such. As a result, children in this area of Than Daung Township lack access to educational opportunities. [Photos: KHRG]
These photos, taken in February 2012 in L--- village Than Daung Township, Toungoo District, show school-aged children passing time at home. Although the Government built schools to serve this population, the lack of teachers and continued support means that area children spend their time helping with chores at home. According to the community member who took these photos, such an absence of educational opportunity could spell trouble for the growing generation. [Photos: KHRG]
- 11 total of photos.
- Last update: 18 December 2013
- Toungoo (Taw Oo) District
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