Suu Kyi to Visit Refugee School in India
15 November 2012: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is to meet with refugee students and members of Prospect Burma School in Vikaspuri, Delhi of India tomorrow.
As part of her 6-day visit to India, the 67-year-old Nobel laureate will visit a refugee school that she helps fund, where the majority of students are Chins from Burma.
“We are excited that Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting the school. But we are not sure if she will have time to listen to serious issues facing refugees from Burma in Delhi,” said one of the Chin refugees.
A report said that Suu Kyi would not have much time to discuss ‘hard’ issues with Burmese community, mostly refugees, during her short visit to the school.
Established in 1993, the Prospect Burma School provides courses on English and computer for basic, per-intermediate and intermediate classes, according to its website.
The school is administrated by a Chin coordinator, Dr. Run Bik, with two English teachers, Ms. Neera Tuli and Mr. Lal Lian Bik, and three instructors for computer classes, Mr. Thang Tin Lian, Mr. Ci Cin and Mr. Boitu.
There are about 12,000 Chin refugees currently stranded in Delhi, India after having fled Burma’s Chin State bordering Mizoram State of India.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang