All of you have been so supportive to the work of DARE Network. Our Burmese Refugee Youth Prevent Addiction and Violence has almost reached it's goal and nearly completed its work for this GlobalGiving project. We hope you have enjoyed the last 11 reports we sent to you on the accomplishments of our work with the young people in the Burmese Refugee camps.
However, because of the floods late last year our focus and your focus turned to recovering from that event.
But now we have a chance to finish our work on the Youth Addiction Prevention program. Our final project goal, as we have described before is to help the young refugees connect to their cultural roots through song writing and singing. The teens will choose one aspect of their traditional culture and create a song about it. Each team of teens will choose a different piece of culture to describe. Together they will share what they have written and sing for their elders. This will happen in 2 of the 5 camps we work in and reach out to several thousand people.
Loss of culture is a big factor in addiction in refugee camps.
Luckily for all of us, we can do this very quickly. We need only $1,468.00 to finish the project.
Because of your past support, DARE Network has become a SUPERSTAR on GlobalGiving.
This Wednesday, June 13th GlobalGiving is matching donations at a rate of 50% for SUPERSTAR partners. All other categories of projects will receive less. This is a big chance to finish the project.
It means we only have to raise $734.00 from all of you matched at 50% by GlobalGiving to make our final chapter of this project. Hope you all can help with this.
Please remember to give early in the day. GlobalGiving only has $75,000 to give in matching money to all the worthy projects it supports.
Thanks once again to all of you.
The Whole Team at DARE Network on the Thai/Burma Border
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Mae Hong Son,
Mae Hong Son