Burmese Refugee Youth Prevent Addiction & Violence

 
$22,314
$2,686
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Remaining
May 9, 2011

Burmese Refugee Youth Prevent Addiction Update

Teens for Kids....Kid
Teens for Kids....Kid

DARE Network extends a big thank you to everyone who has supported the Burmese Refugee Youth Prevent Addiction Project on GlobalGiving. The Ultimate Frisbee tournaments held during January and February, 2011 for 5 of the refugee camps was a huge success with great comments from participants.

There were some challenges arranging transport and permission from authorities for our teenager teams to travel to nearby camps to play with each other, but we succeeded and everyone agreed it was worth the effort.

There were 79 mixed gender, 10 person teams from 5 Burmese Refugee Camps playing a total of 117 Ultimate Frisbee games. This means 790 Teens played Ultimate and shared Addiction Prevention Education with over 4,000 community members.

 DARE Network Teenager Team Comments on Teens for Kids Project

 -        Very good for teenagers and youth to having new sport and program activity in our community to prevent addiction and having fun with activities. Not only teenagers and youth adult also having a change to participate.

-        Frisbee game to make more relationship between girl and boy. Share response and learn how to be a leader. Take healthy time with sport and can stay away from using drug/alcohol.

-        Music activity make fun and remind our kids to understand how important to keep our culture. And can learn mix music with fun and can use their mind for positive way. More time in activity and less time for addiction.

-        Teenagers get more relationship between each other and know each other more because of sport game and teenagers can have a chance to share their knowledge that they learn from DARE workers.

-        Teenager group become role model for other teenagers from community and family by doing activity as a group and we see more teenagers are joining together.

-        Teenagers understand about girl and boy have equality and responsibility.

 

DARE Network Team leaders in each of the camps are continuing to organize both Frisbee and art/cultural activities for youth as a way to provide drug and alcohol prevention education and divert attention from the boredom of life in a closed refugee camp. With no chance of employment or freedom to travel it’s essential that people have hope and continue to create a full and rich community life for themselves. Your donations allow DARE Network workers to continue working with refugee youth to support this and help protect against substance abuse.

 DARE Network teenage volunteers also continue to spread the message about drug and alcohol prevention to younger children supported with donations from you through GlobalGiving.

At this time we would like to invite you to GlobalGiving’s recurring donation campaign.  Please visit your project at http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/burmese-refugee-youth-prevent-addiction-and-violence/

To date all 91 of you have donated $11,488.00 leaving only $3,512.00 to complete the Burmese Refugee Youth Prevent Addiction Project.  Please consider signing up for a monthly recurring donation at this time.

We won’t bug you over and over about this.  Maybe once more before the campaign is over.  But we are eligible for lots of bonus money from GlobalGiving.  Think about it.  $10.00 a month from each of you would take us over the top.

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DARE Network, like so many individuals and families, is finding these economic times difficult, and require us to look for new ways to finance our work, if you have any suggestions that might help please post a message or contact us via our website www.darenetwork.com .

 

Name- Eh Lah Say and Lay Doh Wah, Nu Poe Camp

The tournament make us feel satisfy because we have more relationship and a change to play with other organization and the teens from other camp and teenager from different school and teens from community. It is make us to feel more unity. We get the experiences from the game are girl and boy equality, self responsibility and solve conflict, stand on honesty, patient and helping other people. And get respect from other teenagers. We will share information about DARE and the services that they provide in community. We will call more teenager to the team and ask them to participate in the activity for to stay from using drug/alcohol.

Energy and Excitement
Energy and Excitement
Fun
Fun
Prevention Education
Prevention Education
Organizing
Organizing
Watching and Waiting
Watching and Waiting
Having a rest
Having a rest
The Prizes
The Prizes
The Winners
The Winners
MVP
MVP
Traditional Music
Traditional Music
Modern Music
Modern Music
Puppet Show
Puppet Show
Paper Machier for Puppets
Paper Machier for Puppets
Making art together
Making art together
Refugee Art
Refugee Art

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Feb 9, 2011

Article in Skyed Magazine

Dear Friends,

I thought you all might enjoy this article that has just appeared in the on-line magazine Skyd.  Skyd is the premier Ultimate Frisbee Magazine for players around the world.  You can see the support that comes our way in terms of volunteerism for the Teens for Kids Program that you have supported.  Please share this article with your friends, family and colleagues.

 http://skydmagazine.com/2011/02/ultimate-burmese-refugee-camp/

Enjoy

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Jan 7, 2011

DARE Network - GlobalGiving Challenge Report

The GlobalGiving Challenge ended on December 23rd.  After a vigorous 3 weeks of campaigning, DARE Network is happy to report that thanks to all of our very very generous donors, we secured a permanent place on the GlobalGiving Website.  This was our goal to help provide a sustainable space on the internet to create awareness about the situation of Refugees from Burma and to support DARE Network's on-going program and projects.

Thanks to all of you, not only did we secure our place but we also raised over $9000. including the Bonus Day Bonus.  We came in number 12 out of over 170 projects in the challenge.  It was exciting for everyone here in the DARE Office in Mae Sariang, on the Thai/Burma Border to work hard and follow the results.  Friends, family, Friends of friends and family, and virtual strangers all did what they could to make our project possible.

Now although we have more money to raise, we can begin our Teens for Kids project for 2011, starting with an Inter-Camp Youth Ultimate Frisbee Tournament.  We expect that at least 60-80 teams will take part in the games giving the Burmese Refugee Teenagers a great opportunity to use their Addiction Prevention knowledge to share with other Teens, Children, Families and Community Leaders.  We expect to reach well over 3000 people. You will see the pride in the young peoples' faces when we send you some photos in a couple of months.  

The Ultimate Tournament may result in two young refugees, a boy and a girl, getting the opportunity to go to Bangkok to the big South-East Asian Hat Tournament in February.  They will be sponsored by the Soi Dawgz Ultimate Team, a group of Thai and Ex-pat players who volunteered their skills, money and time to the DARE Program over the last 3 years.  We just have to convince the Thai Authorities to let these to young players out of the camps for a few days.  Now that will be a challenge!  But we will try.

Meanwhile, with the rest of the money raised and possibly more to come through Global Giving, we will start to plan our Traditional Music Programming and Puppet Shows in the camps to help children stay away from Solvent Abuse.

Thanks once again to everyone who supported the December Global Giving Challenge for DARE Network.  Please tell your friends and neighbours about our work and direct them to www.darenetwork.com to learn more or visit the project at GlobalGiving.

in Peace

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Project Leader

Pam Rogers

Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son Thailand

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