From: Damascus, Syria
To: Beirut, Lebanon
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REI supports projects for people displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution, violence and other discrimination. The projects funded provide opportunities for people to lead an independent normal life while staying near to home and their loved ones; projects that enable people to give back to the community and make valuable contributions to the local economy as well as rebuild their own future.
Projects supported by REI:
- A kindergarten for 110 Syrian refugee children in Wadi Zayne in the south of Lebanon. There are over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, making up a quarter of the population and putting severe pressure on a troubled state. Amongst this number are nearly 400,000 Syrian children which has placed a large burden on Lebanese state schools. Therefore, it is essential to prepare Syrian children for entry into the Lebanese school system.
This funding provides the children with an important education while also addressing their psycho-social needs.
The funding covers salaries and teaching materials.
- Provision of baby kits to new mothers in displaced communities in Karen State Myanmar. The kit includes a health message that provides valuable information to women who may otherwise not know how to care for themselves or their babies after birth, addressing the high child mortality rates in Myanmar. The project also conducts women’s health awareness training reaching over 200 women who would not otherwise receive such information.
- Addiction prevention, education and training in refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border. The project covers 90-day residential treatment programs, training community workers and community activities to raise awareness to all sectors of society. This project reaches up to 22,000 people directly and indirectly and is a much-valued community initiative.
- Training in Human Rights, Leadership and the Environment to Karenni refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border. Every year up to 90 students study subjects including environmental sustainability, gender equality, non-violent activism, human (and refugee) rights as well as English and computer studies. Alumni go on to work in the camp community or return to their villages to campaign for better conditions.
- Refugee Engagement and Empowerment in Nairobi, Kenya provides participants with basic literacy training, legal aid clinics and life skills training to prepare them for working in the community. The training enables refugees to settle in their host communities and empowers them to support themselves financially while also supporting the local economy.
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$3,943 raised since 1 Nov 2020.
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