DARE Network (Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Network)

DARE (Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education) Network is a grassroots national NGO. DARE Network provides culturally appropriate non-medical treatment & prevention education to reduce substance abuse & associated social issues within the communities of displaced ethnic people from Burma, along the Thai/Burma border. DARE Network envisions the strength of ethnic people from Burma to use the power of recovery from addiction as a non-violent means to resist oppression. A Free Mind Cannot Be Destroyed.
Mar 12, 2012

Burma Refugee Youth Getting Ready to Sing!

Traditional meets Modern
Traditional meets Modern

You have nearly reached the goal.  DARE Network’s Teens for Kids Program to Prevent Addiction and Violence in the Burmese Refugee kids has only $1500. to raise. 

This is what the final $1500. will do.  The Teens are preparing their musical project to celebrate their culture through art and music.  By playing and singing with traditional and modern instruments, these young people will ensure that their culture, which is so at risk after 30 years in refugee camps, stays alive.  By involving other young people, children and their families they will show how connecting to their roots helps them to prevent the despair that comes from living for so long away from their homeland.  In turn, they will help the future generations to avoid abusing alcohol and drugs, that they use to deal with the pain of hopelessness and dependence.  Have a look at the photos and watch the short video link.

Wednesday, March 14th is GlobalGiving’s first BONUS DAY of the year.  From 12:01 am to 11:59 Eastern Standard time, GlobalGiving will match donations with an additional 30%.  If you want to help us reach our goal, this is a great day to give because a little more will go a lot further.

Have a look at the kids singing a traditional song on the YouTube link below and be sure to visit our website and Friends of DARE FaceBook Page.

Please consider a further gift on BONUS DAY, March 14th  to help the Burmese Refugee Youth complete their project by the end of June.  If you are willing to share this challenge with your friends, we can reach that $1500. goal even faster.  Then we can show you what you and we have achieved to prevent addiction and violence among Burmese Refugee Youth.

The Culture.  Something to sing about.
The Culture. Something to sing about.
The Traditional Music Teachers.
The Traditional Music Teachers.
The modern boy.
The modern boy.
The Modern girl.
The Modern girl.
Let
Let's mix it up and have some fun.

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Jan 12, 2012

YOU DID IT!

Peace Art from Burmese Refugee DARE Centre
Peace Art from Burmese Refugee DARE Centre

Happy New Year

From all of us at DARE Network, we want to personally thank you for your contributions to the Tribute Challenge for our project to rebuild our DARE Recovery Centres.

The results are in.  We secured 2nd place out of 1750 projects, thanks to you.  This means that we received $500. in bonus funds from GlobalGiving.  During the 5 week campaign, we raised over $5000.  In recognition of our hard work and all the donors who contributed, GlobalGiving matched that $5000. with another $5000.  This grant was from a small foundation that wanted to give to an organization in good standing on GlobalGiving and that was working on disaster relief.  GlobalGiving chose our project Rebuild Flooded Burma Refugee Recovery Centres for this grant.

We are thrilled and are now able to build two more centres as a result of the Tribute Card Challenge.

The project funding is over halfway to its goal.  We are hopeful that over the coming year others will continue to contribute to the project and we can make safe Recovery Centres for all of our refugee workers, clients, youth teams, womens’ and mens’ anti-violence groups and anyone who visits us.

In addition, our standing on GlobalGiving is nearly at the Superstar level.  Only $1000. to go and we will be in a position to receive greater benefits on the GlobalGiving site.  See the attached link.

Thank you once again for all that you have done and your friendship to us.  Your donation will build infrastructure but your support will build hope.

 

All best,

 

Pam

Project Leader

DARE Network

Thai/Burma Border

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Dec 27, 2011

Ever been so close to something, you just needed a final hand up to reach it?

Everyone does their best.
Everyone does their best.

Since November 23, DARE Network has worked hard to win the GlobalGiving Tribute Card challenge for our project Rebuild Flooded Burma Refugee Camp Recovery Centres.  http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rebuild-flooded-burma-refugee-camp-recovery-centre/?show=gift  We have been near or at the top of this challenge for several weeks now, thanks to donations from many people like you, who understand how much a grassroots organization like ours can do.

The challenge ends very soon on December 31st at Midnight. The premise of the challenge is to get as many "unique" donations as possible to receive $1500. in Bonus funding from GlobalGiving.

You may have already donated to it and for this we thank you.  If you wish to make a further small donation, to help us win the bonus, please be sure to use a different payment method and email address to be "unique".  Even another $10. donation to this campaign will help, as long as it is "unique".

If you haven't donated yet, please help us. Again, any size donation will get the job done.  We have some strong competition and in some cases from organizations that are not so grassroots and that have big fundraising machines behind them.  We are in a David and Goliath situation here.

Anyone, who wants to help please use this link only.  It will take you directly to the Tribute Card Campaign for our project Rebuild Flooded Burma Refugee Recovery Centres.  Make a donation in honour or memory of someone you love, respect, or want to remember to be sure it counts for the campaign and the bonus funds.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rebuild-flooded-burma-refugee-camp-recovery-centre/?show=gift

Some of what we accomplished in 2011

In 2011, DARE Network refugee camp based teams' Addiction Prevention Education reached over 6000 youth and children through 45 schools and over 79 Ultimate tournaments.  DARE treated over 300 people suffering from addiction in our Recovery Centres and provided education and counselling to over 11,000 families.  DARE continues through our programs to reduce poverty, violence and addiction in 5 refugee camps housing almost 150,000 people on a budget of just over $120,000. per year.  We have no International overheads and all your donations go directly to the beneficiaries.

We need to recover from the flooding in the camps and we need to win the Tribute Card Challenge.  We need you to be part of our team to reach these goals.  Please donate today.

Please use this link and not the Burmese Youth Prevent Addiction and Violence.  Thanks.


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