Funded Projects

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2011-04-01 ~ 2012-03-30
Agency: DARE Network (Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education)

This project targets 5 Burmese refugee camps along the Thai/Burma border, with a focus on addressing the prevalence of substance abuse by males in refugee camps. 50 trained DARE workers will visit 450 families per month to provide support and counseling to family members affected by substance abuse and violence. 

$25,000 of $25,000 raised
2011-04-01 ~ 2012-03-30
Agency: Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Refugee Empowerment International has an ongoing partnership with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to support environmental rehabilitation in Uganda. This project aims to restore and conserve the environment at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps and villages of origin in Kitgum and Lamwo District by building local knowledge in sustainable environmental management and conservation and by empowering individuals to improve practices in modern farming.

$23,018 of $23,018 raised

2010-11-01 ~ 2011-10-30
Agency: Concern Universal


The Karambenor project will support the returnees affected by the conflict to rebuild their lives and improve the social and economic development of the community. The 18 target villages of the project are in the Sindian-Sous Prefecture and the activities focus on needs identified by the returnees through meetings and discussions, with a special focus on the most marginalized (women, children and people with special needs).

$15,350 of $15,350 raised

2010-11-01 ~ 2011-10-30
Agency: Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE)

This project will provide refugee girls and women, aged 16 to around 40 years old, access to education and learning on women’s issues, human rights and languages. 30 refugee girls and women, aged 15-21, will be supported to attend the Women’s Study Program (WSP) in Karenni Camp 1, Thai/Burma border, and a further 300 refugees, of whom 70% will be women, will be provided with educational community outreach.

$18,479 of $18,479 raised

2010-11-01 ~ 2011-10-30
Agency: Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO)

This project has two aims, the first being to improve the health and hygiene of Karen refugee mothers and babies, providing 300 basic baby hygiene kits to new mothers in Ee Htu Hta camp, Burma/Thai border, as well as providing basic education information about maternal and newborn health.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2010-08-01 ~ 2011-07-30
Agency: Right to Play

This project will create awareness among children and young people, aged 12-25, in Juba, South Sudan, on HIV/AID prevention, breaking down the stigma and equipping young people with life skills to enable them resist peer pressure and make right choice to live healthy life. 10,000 children and young people, including returnees, refugees and former child soldiers will have access to HIV/Aids prevention message through sport and play programmes. The outreach will be conducted through teachers, peer educators (aged 12-17), schools and community centres to ensure the health messages are far reaching.

$13,900 of $13,900 raised

2010-08-01 ~ 2011-04-01
Agency: Karenni Further Studies Program

This project will enable 45 refugee students, aged 16 to 21, to attend the Karenni Further Study Program for the 2010-2011 school year, in Karenni Camp 2, Thai/Burma border. The Karenni Further Studies Programme (KnFSP) is a community-led initiative that was established to create a two year school program for young people aged 16-21, who do not have access to further education. The study program will provide a safe and enabling learning environment to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude of young people to value their education and assist in community building where ever they may be.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised
2010-08-01 ~ 2010-10-30
Agency: HelpAge International
This project will provide direct, emergency assistance to 940 of the most vulnerable older people in Kyrgyzstan, in the wake of the recent unrest in Osh and Jalal Abad. The assistance will be in the form of cash grants of $22 each, to enable older people to buy urgent goods, such as household or personal items, like clothes, that have been lost or destroyed through the crisis.

$2,140 of $2,140 raised

2010-08-01 ~ 2011-01-20
Agency: Earthrights International

Refugee Empowerment International has funded EarthRights International alumni small projects with great success for a number of years. The ERS Alumni programme was established to assist its graduates in pursuing opportunities to build a strong and independent base in preparation for return to Burma is the focus of this funding support request.