2014

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2014-07-07 ~ 2014-10-07
Agency: Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
$20,000

This project will enhance the living conditions of 400 refugee families from Syria by providing them with hygiene kits and health education, each of which are essential resources for adapting to their new conditions after having fled to Lebanon. The hygiene kits, which contain essential sanitation and health items, serve as the primary health care for these families. As the crisis in Syria is severe and ongoing, the kits will be purchased and distributed as quickly as possible. The benefits will be both immediate, allowing the families to handle immediate health problems and easing pressure on their hosts, as well as long-term, ensuring disease preventions and proper child development.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2014-06-01 ~ 2015-05-31
Agency: Help Age International
$20,000

This project will provide WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Health) and psychosocial services to 600 families living in off-camp locations of the Peshawar district of Pakistan whose members include widows, older persons or persons with disabilities. Altogether, almost 4040 people will benefit from the provision of hygiene kits, hygiene awareness promotion, and sensitivity and advocacy training as a part of this project.

$15,000 of $15,000 raised
2014-05-07 ~ 2015-05-06
Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre
$15,000
This project will provide fifty (50) young adults living on the Thai-Burma border with training and education in law, nonviolent social change, and environmental issues. This ten-month course is a core aspect of building a vibrant and sustainable refugee community among those who have fled their homes in search of safety from the perpetual ethnic violence that overtook parts of Burma, also known as Myanmar, for over six decades. This training will brighten the future for these young adults, who will have increased opportunities for work and can seek to spread their knowledge further among their community after the course.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised
2014-05-07 ~ 2015-05-06
Agency: DARE
$20,000
This project will provide community training manuals on drug addiction prevention and support to members of the refugee communities living on the Thai-Burma border and to people displaced ultimately within the country of Burma, also known as Myanmar, itself. The manuals are an update to DARE’s previous manuals, now over 10 years old, which have been prepared and taught by members of the local refugee community. The previous set of manuals and the DARE program have proven successful in helping to combat the addiction crisis which has overtaken many of the displaced communities throughout Burma and South East Asia. These updated manuals are essential to DARE’s vision of expanding its reach and providing more sensitive treatment and education threatened by addiction.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2014-04-01 ~ 2015-03-31
Agency: Bienvenu Shelter
$20,000

This project will provide valuable skills and business knowledge development that will enable women in Johannesburg’s Bienvenu Shelter to find jobs or start small businesses. RIJ funding will support the project’s 12-month sewing skills training program whereby women can develop their skills and also improve their English and business knowledge. The project leaders will also offer childcare support to the residents of Bienvenu Shelter and the community as a whole, which will allow more women to take part in the sewing program. Overall, the sewing project will directly benefit 140 women from the Bienvenu Shelter by providing them valuable skills that can lead to a brighter future.