The REI gala held at the Conrad Tokyo on Friday, March 10 was a huge success for REI. Thanks to the 160+ guests that attended, our generous sponsors and donors, the event raised ¥9.5 million!
The funds will provide a “hand-up” to displaced communities that have been forgotten by many: directly benefitting up to 1,500 people and 5,000 indirectly through the ripple effect in families and communities.
We are consulting our partners in the field to decide the best allocation of funds in the next couple of months, but we know it will contribute to the following:
Refugees in Nairobi having work and income
Karenni students pursuing education
People in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border addressing addiction
Syrian children in Lebanon beginning their education
New mothers in Karen state, Myanmar, receiving health training
This will empower and restore self-respect for people who have lost so much but are determined to face the challenges and live as normal a life as possible. Thank you so much to everyone for your kind support and enthusiasm. But don’t let your support end here! Join the REI Donor Club to continue your support and receive updates on our work throughout the year.