This project is part of the Youth Leadership Program through the Asian Community and Cultural Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. We created this website to tell people who we are. We are refugee students, and we came from Karen Refugee Camps in Burma and Thailand. People in Lincoln might not know us well, so we want to express our experiences, cultures, traditions, and ethnic identity. Some of our teachers, American friends, and mentors have listened to our stories. Now, we want to expand our audience through media, so everybody can see us. The name of our project is called Tah Ka Pal which means ‘light that shine.’ We give the project this name because we want to shine a light on the Karen community and have that light reflect back on everyone who learns from our stories.