Refugee Tag

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2015-08-01 ~ 2015-12-31
Agency: Mercy Corps

This project connects both Syrian refugee youths and Turkish youths to enhance life skills through art. The participants of the program will create their own individual paintings. They will then decide together which elements to use and will create two murals within the community under the guidance of 2 artists, one Syrian and one Turkish. The murals will be painted on the Mercy Corp’s community center as well as another local building in the area. The murals will then be put on display to the public and photographs will be shared through local media reports.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2015-02-20 ~ 2016-02-20
Agency: Caritas Nairobi

This project focuses on urban refugees who are living in the city without the same protection as people living in a refugee camp. The project will promote education and skills training for refugees, integration through language training, legal awareness, and setting up micro-enterprises through vocational skill training. The education and skills training will focus on many different areas including planning and organization of micro projects, micro credit and financial management and gender equity. The refugees will be provided with information on their legal rights and assisted with permanent residence applications.