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Education Tag

What the project does
The Refugee Engagement and Empowerment Programme (REEP) provides training and support to assist young refugees living in the city of Nairobi to settle into their host community as well as empower them to be able to support themselves financially.

The REEP programme conducts literacy and numeracy classes covering basic arithmetic, Swahili and English as well as training in skills needed for personal, social and career-related success. The programme includes vocational skills training, job placements, apprenticeships, enterprise skills development to offer employment and more informal learning opportunities for the young refugees.
Youth leaders are identified in each community and they then mobilise other youth to sign up for the programme. These role models are able to identify relevant skills development training opportunities.

The programme works with local centres to provide training and legal support to refugees. Professionals from the host community assist integration through classes in English and Swahili and with legal aid advice for protection because refugees are subject to intimidation and exploitation by the authorities.

What the project does

The kindergarten provides for 100 students in Wadi Zayne in the south of Lebanon. The school provides the children with an important education while also addressing their psycho-social needs.

The curriculum focuses on education and psychosocial activities for 4 to 6-year-olds. They learn numbers, play team games and do art work amongst other activities. The team games are particularly important for children who have either experienced trauma or live with insecurity because they encourage teamwork, self-discipline, trust and sharing.

On top of this, the teachers for the school are from the refugee community as many had worked in education before. The kindergarten provides them with a livelihood and a rare opportunity to use their professional skills.
The teachers are incredibly resourceful and often use simple materials such as paper cups and plates, objects we tend to take for granted, to make animals, sea creatures and even snowmen!

This project provides baby kits to new mothers in five villages within Karen state Myanmar, including Ee Htu Hta IDP camp.
Each baby kit includes laundry soap, body soap, baby wraps, clippers and an important health message that provides valuable information to women who may otherwise not know how to care for themselves or their babies after birth. The health message is crucial for new mothers, as it addresses the problem of infant and maternal mortality by educating them and allowing them to interact with others through the community health workers, who distribute the kits. Many mothers are also illiterate so the workers can give the information in person.

Few everyday items that many take for granted are absent in the displaced communities in Myanmar. Even basic hygiene items like soap are an amenity unavailable to many displaced individuals, especially mothers and newborn babies.

$6,800 of $6,800 raised

2016-10-01 ~ 2017-03-31
Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre

The Karenni Social Development Center (SDC), based on the Thai/Burma border, will trial a microfinance project that will help the organization generate a small income, and enable the students to learn valuable vocational skills. The SDC will set up a small café and snack shop, built by SDC staff and external labourers and ran by students, where members of the Karenni Refugee Camp #1 community will be able to eat traditional Karenni food.

$21,600 of $22,000 raised

Agency: Caritas Nairobi

This programme will work with 200 young, urban refugees to help them settle in their host community in Nairobi, as well as empower them to be able to support themselves financially. Through the Young Refugees Empowerment Programme (YREP), refugees will be provided with basic literacy training, legal aid clinics, education and life skills training and opportunities for work.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

Agency: DARE Network

Community prevention education reaches beyond those addicted to their families, friends and neighbors. The work of the DARE network reaches thousands of people in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border and inside Myanmar.

The Prevention, Education and Training program will provide treatment cycles, prevention education to schools and communities and train addiction workers.

$15,000 of $15,000 raised
2014-05-07 ~ 2015-05-06
Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre
$15,000
This project will provide fifty (50) young adults living on the Thai-Burma border with training and education in law, nonviolent social change, and environmental issues. This ten-month course is a core aspect of building a vibrant and sustainable refugee community among those who have fled their homes in search of safety from the perpetual ethnic violence that overtook parts of Burma, also known as Myanmar, for over six decades. This training will brighten the future for these young adults, who will have increased opportunities for work and can seek to spread their knowledge further among their community after the course.

$19,433 of $19,433 raised

2013-07-20 ~ 2014-07-20
Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre
$19,433

This project will provide education and training in democracy, government, human rights and environmental preservation to thirty-four (34) Karenni young adults living as refugees on the Thai-Burma border. By participating in this program, the students will receive educational opportunities that have previously been limited, if not completely denied, and their knowledge will help spread throughout the community to create a foundation for new perspectives and ideas in their struggle against the realities of displacement.

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2011-06-30 ~ 2012-04-30
Agency: Social Development Center
$10,000

This project will provide a ten month training course for 30 young Karenni refugees residing in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 in Mae Hong Son province, Thailand. This project will educate young Karenni refugees about topics including the law, human rights and the environment. 

$22,000 of $22,000 raised

2009-11-01 ~ 2010-10-30
Agency: Karen Youth Organisation
$22,000

The goal of the Karen Youth Organization is to empower and equip the youth to face the future and create a better world based on justice and peace.  This includes supporting and educating young people to play a vital role in building a society that is environmentally sustainable, politically stable, economically accessible and socially just. They provide training on education, information technology, social protection, community development, community organizing, political awareness and situational relevant programs in the Karen community to ensure that local solutions are found for local needs.