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Myanmar Tag

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2011-04-01 ~ 2012-03-30
Agency: DARE Network (Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education)
$25,000

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. 

$18,479 of $18,479 raised

2010-11-01 ~ 2011-10-30
Agency: Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO)
$18,479

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.

$13,900 of $13,900 raised

2010-08-01 ~ 2011-04-01
Agency: Karenni Further Studies Program
$13,900

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.

$6,000 of $6,000 raised
2010-01-01 ~ 2010-06-01
Agency: Earthrights International
$6,000

Refugee Empowerment International has funded EarthRights International alumni small projects with great success for a number of years. EarthRights International founded the first EarthRights School (ERS) in Thailand in 1998 catering to refugees from Burma, teaching the skills necessary to actively participate in rebuilding their societies both outside and within Burma. 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.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-11-01 ~ 2009-10-30
Agency: WEAVE
$25,000

For a 3rd year Refugee Empowerment International will support WEAVE’s ongoing work supporting women’s capacity development among the displaced Burmese ethnic women along the Thai-Burma border. This support recognizes the United Nations, 2003 assertion that “the capacity to be assertive in society is particularly important for women, whose empowerment affects their lives, those of other women and those of their family” and that the “impact of an educated woman on her family’s well-being is consistently strong worldwide”.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-07-01 ~ 2009-06-30
Agency: DARE – Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education
$25,000

 

For the last 3 years Refugee Empowerment International has worked in partnership with DARE Network to help build community programming for families ensnared in the cycle of addiction in the refugee camps on the Thai/Burma border. Over this time there has been reductions in domestic violence, increase in treatment of women and youth, and growing ownership by the communities of their roles in substance abuse prevention and recovery.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised
2008-02-01 ~ 2009-01-31
Agency: Earthrights International
US$25,000

EarthRights International founded the first EarthRights School (ERS) in Thailand in 1998 catering to refugees from Burma, teaching the skills necessary to actively participate in rebuilding their societies both outside and within Burma. The ERS Alumni programme which 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.