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

Let the Rebuilding Begin!

The material for the new DARE Center arrived!
The material for the new DARE Center arrived!

You are making it possible. Thanks to your contributions during the Holiday Tribute Campaign we have made incredible progress in restoring our DARE Network Recovery Centres. 

Please see the photos of the work in Nu Poe and Mae La Camps.  Work in Umpiem Mai camp will begin soon, after the clean up from the recent fire.  Floods and Fires!  It’s been a difficult year, but we continue our addiction prevention education and treatment program regardless.  As you can see from the photos, everyone at DARE has pitched into to do the work.

 Even though the flood has receded and our rebuilding is in progress, and thanks to you, we have raised over half of what we need; we still need to keep going until everyone has a safe secure place to work.  

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.

 Please consider a further gift on BONUS DAY, March 14th. and help us finish the job.

Wooden poles and bricks create the new DARE Center
Wooden poles and bricks create the new DARE Center
Its hard work! Weaving bamboo together.
Its hard work! Weaving bamboo together.
The construction
The construction's ready for the new tin roof
This construction will last for many years!
This construction will last for many years!
New treatment material arrived at the DARE Office.
New treatment material arrived at the DARE Office.

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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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