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Student experience from forced labor to a dream for Democracy,
BHSOH student

My name is Saw Robbin, I am Karen from Burma. I was born on 6 I also like sports. More over I enjoy reading newspapers. In my free time, I practice English on internet.I want to become politician and bring democracy in my society.
I have a lot of aptitudes in politics. I like how Daw Aund San Su Kyi speaks in Burma. I want to be a politician like her. I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe in. I have always been interested in Burmese and worlds politics. That is the reason why I like reading Newspapers and listening radio. I am hard worker and have a strong desire to succeed. If I believe in a goal, I work my hardest to achieve it. I want to help my fellow in Burma. I want to do this because education can save a country and transform it from dictatorship to democracy. In my life, there is no limit in my dreams and ambitions. October 1987 in Delta region of Burma. I have two older sisters and three older brothers. When I was 8 years old, my mother Naw Htoo Say perished and I stayed with my father Saw Htoo Ka, rice farmer.
At this time SPDC charged taxes to the farmers. Farmers had not only to pay taxes but also to grow an extra summer paddy. Because of the situation, my father did not accomplished what the SPDC asked for and couldn’t pay heavy taxes. So they sent him to prison where he stayed for one year. So we went to live with our grand-parents. Life was never easy growing up in Burma under the SPDC.When I was 17 years old, SPDC made me forced labor. I had to assist the building of roads and occasionally dig tunnels with my older brother. So I had to quit school for 1 year. This was really hard as I always loved school. We were also made to be soldiers. Couldn’t take it anymore we decided to flee to Thai-Burma border at the end of 2003.
We went to Umphiem’ Refugee Camp where I grew up and graduated from secondary school. My goals are to be an educated and assist the progress of my country to democracy. Now I am living outside the camp with my uncle and my aunt. I continue studying as a post ten students at BHSOH. There we can learn GED program, then I also like sports. More over I enjoy reading newspapers. In my free time, I practice English on internet.
I want to become politician and bring democracy in my society. I have a lot of aptitudes in politics. I like how Daw Aund San Su Kyi speaks in Burma. I want to be a politician like her. I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe in. I have always been interested in Burmese and worlds politics. That is the reason why I like reading newspapers and listening radio. I am hard worker and have a strong desire to succeed. If I believe in a goal, I work my hardest to achieve it. I want to help my fellow in Burma. I want to do this because education can save a country and transform it from dictatorship to democracy. In my life, there is no limit in my dreams and ambitions.

Saw Robbin

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