Project Funding 2011

Utatsu Market Initiative (2011-10-15)

This project will support the set up costs of a tented shopping area for the community in the tsunami affected Utatsu cho in Minami Sanriku. The project will provide the tented market with essential water supplies, electricity supply, hand-wash facilities etc, so that shops can open and trading can start. Start up funds will also be given to five traders to open the fishmongers, grocery shop, clothing and sports goods shop, barbers and general clothing store.
The tsunami decimated the area,...
Livelihoods and Micro-Enterprise in Southern Sudan (2011-07-01)

This project will provide support for 56 young returnees, both male and female, to implement and manage their own micro-business in Twic County, South Sudan. The project will empower returnees to create a sustainable source of income for their families and improve the social and economic development of their local community, reaching a further 336 people indirectly.
The 56 entrepreneurs will be provided with business skills and leadership training, small grants and start-up materials, a...
Educational Support for Karenni Further Studies Program (2011-07-01)

This project will enable 58 refugees, aged 16 -21, to attend the Karenni Further Studies Program (KnFSP) for a year, in Karenni Camp 2 on the Thai/Burma border. The students will receive formal education in English, Maths, Science, Computer Operations and Social Studies, as well as other subjects like Leadership and Management to build their capacity to take up future leadership and managerial roles. The study program will provide a safe and enabling learning environment to develop the...
Emergency Eye Care Outreach Mission (2011-06-30)

This project will conduct eye care outreach missions in refugee camps in Chad. Christian Blind Mission (CBM), together with local partners, has been conducting these missions to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDP) and local communities in Chad since 2007. The CBM team will provide treatment, medication, and surgery. Specifically, 1,600 people will be screened for eye diseases and receive medical treatment, and a further 400 people will receive eye surgery. In order to ensure the...
Human Rights Training Program for Burmese Refugees (2011-06-30)

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This project will provide a ten month training course for 30 young Karenni refugees residing in Karenni Refugee Camp 1 in Mae Hong Son province, Thailand. This project will educate young Karenni refugees about topics including the law, human rights and the environment. The project is aimed at students who wish to extend their studies and are interested in non-violent social change....
Reducing substance abuse and associated violence (2011-04-01)

To learn more about the refugee situation in Burma and the issues involved please look at our Burma country profile

This project targets 5 Burmese refugee camps along the Thai/Burma border, with a focus on addressing the prevalence of substance abuse by males in refugee camps. 50 trained DARE workers will visit 450 families per month to provide support and counseling to family members affected by substance abuse and violence. The men’s mentoring program will also be strengthened under this...
Environmental Conservation Project (2011-04-01)

Refugees International Japan has an ongoing partnership with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to support environmental rehabilitation in Uganda. This project aims to restore and conserve the environment at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps and villages of origin in Kitgum and Lamwo District by building local knowledge in sustainable environmental management and conservation and by empowering individuals to improve practices in modern farming.
In particular, this project will support...
Support to Earthrights International Alumni (2011-01-08)

The three projects selected for this round of funding:
Environmental Awareness Training for Preserving Natural Forests in Sea Song Village, Kayan Region, Burma - Kayan New Generation Youth (KNGY)
- To train project participants in environmental preservation and responsible farming practices
- To teach project participants the effects of slash and burn farming and to provide alternative, environmental friendly, farming techniques
- To provide participants with hands-on training for making...