About Us


Our non-profit corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically Project KARE will improve the lives of Karen people by providing school supplies and English language training on-site in refugees camps in Thailand and in Karen State in Myanmar.


Since 2013, Project KARE has made annual trips to deliver school supplies to 4,000+ students, including pens, pencils, notebooks, chalk, erasers, more than 65 used laptop computers, printers, copy paper, plus an 11 Kw diesel generator. Thanks to your generous donations, students now develop computer skills to help open doors for the few employment opportunities that exist with NGOs in camp and to help prepare them for resettlement in a new country.

Project KARE has facilitated trips for many volunteers to teach at Mae Ra Moe refugee camp. One consistent request in our meetings with education leaders in camp is …. “we would love to have more volunteer English teachers for our students!” If you know an adventurous teacher who might be willing to travel to rural northern Thailand to help the Karen people, please have them contact us!


Project KARE has three founding board members. Su Baw and her family lived in Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp from 1995 to 2010 before being resettled in Aurora, CO. Michaely is the Adult Education Director at the Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) where Su Baw and many other Karen refugees study to improve English language skills. Ron Levis is Su Baw’s ESL Tutor at APDC and he volunteers teaching English at Mae Ra Moe and in Karen State.


Volunteer your time teaching English to Karen people at Mae Ra Moe refugee camp. You can stay for a few weeks or a couple of months. It’s a life changing experience for your students and for you! See feedback from other volunteers on our Workaway profile.

Or help us provide school supplies. You can hand deliver your donation to one of our co-founders, Su Baw, Michaely or Ron. Checks can be written to Project KARE. Or you can donate on-line at: 

For School Supplies:

Project KARE Charity Profile on Venmo

Project KARE is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit org. US donations are tax-exempt.

Tax ID #: 47-3534799.