Burmese Refugee Youth Prevent Addiction & Violence

by DARE Network (Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Network)

Summary

DARE Network's Teens for Kids Project will support <div>Ultimate Frisbee</div>, Art, and Music as an alternative to addiction & violence for girls and boys in 5 Refugee camps on the Thai/Burma border.
$35,000
total goal
$9,164
remaining
182
donors
7
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

For over 30 years the ethnic people of Burma have been fleeing systematic destruction of their homeland, security, livelihoods, culture and freedom by the Military Regime of Burma. Running from forced labor, rape, landmines and murder, 150,000 people have ended up in Refugee camps on the Thai/Burma Border. Here they are prevented from working or leaving the camps. Trauma and loss have led to depression, addiction and community violence. Children and young people have no future and no hope.

Solution

DARE Network's Teens for Kids Project provides a voice to the youth of the refugee camps. Via training, sports, art & music refugee teens share knowledge and raise the self-esteem of themselves & children, influencing their families and communities.

Long-Term Impact

By providing alternatives to drugs and alcohol and offering treatment to those in need, the project will improve family health, poverty and relationships. Violence in the community will be reduced. Young people will have a vital role in society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.darenetwork.com
Burma Refugee Teens Play Ultimate Frisbee
DARE Network's website
Personal Story of Recovery in Burmese Refugee Camp
On the Borderline Surviving Genocide in Burma (PG)

Organization Information

DARE Network (Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Network)

Location: Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​www.darenetwork.com
Project Leader:
Pam Rogers
Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son Thailand
$25,836 raised of $35,000 goal
 
610 donations
$9,164 to go
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