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  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 09:27 PM

New school teaches Karen immigrants their native language

Katelyn Ferral / News & Observer
Many Karen parents don't know how to read and write, so children often don't have the opportunity to learn at home, Wai said. That's why the school is critical to preserving the language. "We wanted our children to speak our own language," said Shu May, whose 6-year-old son, Ronay Akbay, attends the school. "If they go back to Burma someday they can speak the language too...

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