FBR Training Report: Graduation of New Ranger Teams in Southern Karen State
Karen State, Burma
15 September, 2010

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your love and support. We have just finished training seven Karen relief teams in Southern Karen State, including three completely new teams. These teams successfully completed Leadership and Relief Team Training in Karen State. They are now on their way to relief missions to help people displaced by the attacks of the Burma Army. The teams received training in different subject areas, which will improve their ability to help their people and to put a light on the situation in Burma. (See the list of Subject Areas below.)

It is a privilege to train with such dedicated young men and women who are striving to serve their people regardless of the risk, and who seek to improve themselves and work in love and unity together.

We are grateful to all of you who pray and help as well as to our Karen friends who made this training possible and to Partners for all their help, especially with the Good Life Club program. Thank you and God bless you.

Free Burma Rangers

Southern Karen State, Burma

Seven FBR teams graduate
Good Life Club program during exercise
Medics practice treatment during final exercise
Rappelling the waterfall
Teams evacuate villagers during mock attack
Teams go swimming

Training Subject Areas:

  • Ethnic Unity
  • Leadership Principles
  • Medical Training and Reporting
  • Human Rights Violations Interviewing and Reporting
  • Video and Digital Photography
  • Map Reading
  • Compass Reading
  • Land Navigation
  • GPS (Global Positioning System) use
  • Landmine Removal
  • Swimming and Lifesaving
  • Solar Power and Battery Management
  • Emergency Drills
  • Operation Order Writing
  • Information gathering, analysis, and reporting
  • SALUTE Reporting
  • General Reporting
  • Counseling and Good Life Club operations
  • Media and Communication
  • Physical Training
  • Rappelling
  • Rope Bridge Building
  • Radio Communications
  • Law of War and Geneva Conventions
  • Basic English and Math
  • One Field Training Exercise