“Actually, people in the camps are able to do many things. Some of us can sing, some of us can play an instrument and some of us are great sportsmen. The biggest difficulty is that we have talents but we do not have the chance to show them.”

Wah Keh Ro is a Karen teacher from Myanmar living in a refugee camp in Thailand. He plans on continuing to study and play instruments so that in the future he can return to his country to help move his people forward.

The #JRS #MercyinMotion campaign aims to provide 240,000 refugee children and youth with access to education by the year 2020. The campaign was launched on 8 December 2015 with the Holy Year of Mercy.

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