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Training Tag

Kenya is the second highest refugee hosting country after Ethiopia. Most refugees are accommodated in the two main camps: Kakuma and Dabaab where they receive support through food rations, health services etc.

However, some refugees move to urban areas in the hope of finding a sense of community, safety and economic independence. The reality is what they often find is isolation, poverty and harassment. Many are vulnerable to exploitation, arrest or detention, and can be forced to compete with the poorest local workers for the worst jobs. Many refugees are forced to look for work in the informal or shadow economy, exposing them to unfair wages and unsafe conditions.

Many refugees have been living in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border for more than 20 years and this leads to despair and violent outbursts. Addiction can be a temporary means of escape that leads to violence, abuse and crime.

The drug trade is central to the economy of Myanmar, as it is one of the biggest producers of opium, heroin and methamphetamines in the world. Drug dealers find it easy to enter the camps.

The Prevention, Education and Training program addresses the problem of addiction in five camps on the border, by providing treatment cycles for addicts, prevention education to schools and communities and by training addiction workers.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

Agency: Karen Women’s Organisation

This project provides 600 baby kits to villages in five sites within Karen state Myanmar, including Ee Htu Hta internal displacement camp.

We take for granted everyday conveniences most of which are absent in refugee communities. Even basic hygiene items like soap are an amenity unavailable to many displaced individuals, especially mothers and newborn babies.

$15,400 of $15,400 raised

Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre

Over the last 20 years more than 22,000 Karenni people have been displaced from their homes in Karenni (Kayah) state in Myanmar. Many more live as internally displaced persons within Karenni state.

Education and employment opportunities for those in the camps are limited so few Karenni know about human rights and how to protect their interests.

$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.

$18,000 of $18,000 raised

2015-07-31 ~ 2016-04-31
Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre

Karennni Social Development Centre (KnSDC) will conduct a ten-month training for 50 young adults from June 2015. The training will include non-violent social change, care of the environment, legal rights, human rights, gender issues, children’s rights and community activities.

$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.