From Burma to Atlanta:

Photos of resettlement of refugee families from Burma

Resettlement: Arrival | Orientation | Casework | Children | Volunteers   Events: Karen New Year | Chin Festivals | Burmese Thingyan | Karenni deeku

Culture: Food | Craft & Clothing | Tradition & History | WorshipSports | Sharing    Stories: Nuag Reh, a Karenni elder








Volunteers often help families by providing donations of items that they may need to get started. This mother had a local school group visit with baby supplies after the birth of her daughter a couple of months after her arrival. It was also a great opportunity for the children to learn about refugee families in Atlanta and the lives of the Karen in the camps in Thailand. Volunteers also get matched to work with families for several months to either offer friendship and to help meet specific needs such as tutoring in English. The volunteers often become friends of the family and are invited to events like the birthday party seen here. Volunteers give families and children opportunities to get out and see wider aspects of their new Atlanta community. We had a group of almost fifty refugee youth taken out to an Atlanta Silverbacks soccer game through the time and financial donations of a host of volunteers. Volunteers gave stacks of soccer shoes so these Karenni guys and others could enjoy playing their favorite sport. Volunteers often have the chance to be with the families from the very beginning of their new life in America. This volunteer welcomes a Burmese Muslim family of eight at the airport.