Zoya Phan is a Karen refugee from Burma, and she came to the Voice of America studio to speak about her story. She is a well known exiled political activist, and she has written a book, Undaunted, which is an autobiography of her life. Zoya was 14 years old when her village was burned to the ground by the military junta. She and her family fleed the village, and she later became a refugee in Thailand. She was given an opportunity to study in England, and has attributed her success to the education she received. In the two interviews, ( both in Burmese and English) , she discusses the importance of education.
As a leading activist for Burma, Zoya has met with many leaders, such as UK’s former prime minister, Gordon Brown. Zoya continues her struggle to get Burma its freedom, and is currently working for Burma Campaign UK.
Interview – English: