A 'Higher Expectation' Was Part Of One Refugee's Journey From Myanmar To Colorado
Htoo Ler Moo was 7-years-old when his family arrived in a refugee camp in Thailand. Before the camp, his family lived in a tiny village in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, where his parents worked in the fields. They lived in that camp for seven years before they were able to come to the United States as refugees. On Htoo Ler Moo's first day of school in Colorado he only knew basic words like yes, no and hello. Now, he is a high school graduate and looking on to a bigger and brighter future.
Across the U.S., millions of high school seniors have just graduated. With diplomas in hand, they are getting ready for what's next. In the rural Colorado community of Delta, three Karen refugees recently graduated from the local high school.