Information


Objectives
a) To lean Karen ethnic people and history of Karen
b) To have opportunity exchange life in Karen villages
c) To know Karen ethnic majority and un-independence country


Participants

Young people interested in and involved in working for development in their own countries

Age range: 16 - 25 and above

Address KHWE KA BAUNG MOTEL
No.1, Kyar Inn Qt, Myo Pet St, Hpa-An, Myanmar
Tel : +95 9 45748 6315

YPD Karen -  

  • Training Center
15th Annual Training 2017 take place at Hpa-An, the capital city of Karen.
https://www.go-myanmar.com/hpa-an-pa-an
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g3601197-Activities-Hpa_An_Kayin_State.html#MAPVIEW

  • Visa information
Most of ASEAN countries are not require visa to enter Union of Myanmar and it is 14 days visa. There are some other country too. But is easy to apply e-Visa for those who need visa, please check. For apply visa online visit https://www.myanmaronlinevisa.org/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc
https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/NewApplication.aspx#
http://www.visasmyanmar.com/ 


  • Accommodation 
There will be outdoor and home stay and only few night will be in guest house in Hpa An, training center. The bed is prepare for all participants. But suggest to bring your own sleeping bags to be comfortable for yourselves. We have a night sleep on the top of Mt. Zwegabin when YPD Annual General Meeting.

Address : KHWE KA BAUNG MOTEL
No.1, Kyar Inn Qt, Myo Pet St, Hpa-An, Myanmar
Tel : +95 9 45748 6315
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/khwekabaungmotel/ 
https://www.jovago.net/en-gb/myanmar/o528125/khwe-ka-baung-motel-hpa-an 

  • Transportation
When YPD international participants arrive in Yangon International Airport, the group leaders will waiting at airport and travel together for exposure trips. The group leaders will prepare and booking tickets as need. Most of travelling by local transportation, bus and sometimes walking for short distance.
Booking Air ticket – Suggest to arrive at Yangon International Airport at morning time and not later than 4:00 PM on the day of 3 November 2017
Departure on 11 November 2017 time suggest to be after 8:00 AM.
To go to YPD2017, there will be 2 ways to entry.
1. Yangon International Airport
2. Mae Sot (Thailand) - Myawaddy (Myanmar) Land entry. For those who would like to travel by land, Please, come to Mae Sot.  
  •  Brunei
  •  Cambodia
  •  Indonesia
  •  Laos
  •  Philippines
  •  Singapore (30 days)
  •  Thailand (for air arrivals only) Thai will need visa to entry. But can depart in this border to Mae Sot, Thailand.
  •  Vietnam
Note : For all of you who enter Myanmar with free Visa, may need to show round trip ticket.
Bus Ticket to Mae Sot can be book online at
http://www.pns-allthai.com/transport/en/index.php

Bags and Belongings
Suggest not to bring a big suitcase too difficult to carry. Everybody have to take care their own belonging by themselves. It is good to put all belonging in one carry bag.

  • Weather 
Weather on November is Winter Season and it will be cold at night time. Please bring warm clothes.
Check : https://www.accuweather.com/en/mm/hpa-an/243907/weather-forecast/243907

  • Register Period 
Application form is NOW OPEN registration will close on 30th September 2017. We will not accept anyone who are not in the registration list. Please register on the site;  http://www.123contactform.com/form-2899046/Online-Event-Registration-Form

  • Registration Fees
 We YPD Karen Team try to get funding for individual donation and proposal writing to cover all the program cost to get free register. But if we do not get enough, registration fees will be charge from participants not more than, 130 USD.
Note -  Your register fee will cover all your staying during YPD Training Program. Accommodation, Transportation, Food and other fees included.

  • What you need to Bring? 
Your personal needs
Traditional Clothes for culture night, CD Music, Materials for using in show. Your Karaoke for you to sing
Souvenir is necessary to have exchange with friends.
Note - Suitcase is not comfortable to carry all over the the program. Be notice that clothes and other belonging is limited for your takecare  

  • Money Exchange Rate
Money use in the training period is Myanmar Kyat.  1 USD = 1,300 Kyat. Check currency exchange rate at https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ 
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