Our Origin Story

Our Origins…

In 2000, Celina Su and Peter Muennig, professors from New York City, met a Thai couple voluntarily teaching a group of Burmese Shan youth.
Inspired by their selflessness and dedication to the exploited Shan communities, Dr. Su and Dr. Muennig founded the Burmese Refugee Project (now known as Kwah Dao – Catch A Star) to raise funds to support the Thai couple’s efforts.

Today, Kwah Dao's field staff coupled with volunteer interns and our Board of Directors enables us to develop cost-effective, relevant and successful initiatives with the communities’ input.

To learn more about Kwah Dao or to find out about the ways in which you can help, please contact us.

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