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“No one among us was left behind. We are here at EarthRights School as living in our second family,” said Lamnutor Dangdaenwiman in her graduation speech. Lamnutor is an indigenous Thai-Karen youth who is working to support and enhance youth capacity to protect their communities from hydropower plants on the Salween River.
2018 EarthRights School Graduation
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After completing a seven-month course that started in mid-May, 16 students graduated from the EarthRights School. The class was comprised of students from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
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Students from the EarthRights School took a field trip to Baan Nong Tao in northern Thailand. They met local communities and learned how indigenous people use their beliefs and practices to protect their lands and forests.
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