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A charity fund forStudents at Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp

$8,366 given of $8,695 goal

Project KARE - 2016

Started by: Project KARE Karen Alliance for Refugee Education

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Project KARE (Karen Alliance for Refugee Education) will deliver school supplies for 2,300+ students in three high schools at Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp on the Thai/Burma border. In December 2016 we will purchase education material and equipment in Chiang Mai Thailand then travel six hours over land to Mae Ra Moe.

Mae Ra Moe is home to ~18,000 Karen people, an ethnic minority group from rural Burma displaced by 60+ years of military persecution.

Project KARE is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization improving the lives of Karen refugees by providing school supplies and English language training in refugees camps in Thailand and in Karen State in Myanmar.

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Bennett's Solar Power Project

Bennett is engineering a solar power system to power computers donated to Mae Ra Moe students by Project KARE

$25.00

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Bennett's Solar Power Project

Bennett is engineering a solar power system to power computers donated to Mae Ra Moe students by Project KARE

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Bennett's Solar Power Project

Bennett is engineering a solar power system to power computers donated to Mae Ra Moe students by Project KARE

$100.00

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Sara and Melissa helping Mae Ra Moe

Contribute to the cost of two PA systems that Sara and Melissa will be bringing to the high schools at Mae Ra Moe.

$10.00

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Sara & Melissa Helping Mae Ra Moe

Contribute to the cost of two PA systems that Sara and Melissa will be bringing to the high schools at Mae Ra Moe.

$25.00

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A4 and A95 Copy Paper

For tests and exams for 2,300+ students in all three high schools at Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp. Paper inventory is dangerously low!

$25.00

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Notebooks, pens, pencils, paper

We buy locally to save on transport costs. In Dec. 2016 we'll shop in Chiang Mai, then deliver supplies schools in Mae Ra Moe refugee camp in Thailand and in Karen State in Burma.

$50.00

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Big Donation for School Supplies

100% of your donation directly buys supplies. We shop at Makro market in Chiang Mai to get the best bulk prices in Thailand.

$75.00

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Giant Donation for School Supplies

Project KARE delivers to all three high schools. Ask us about your free Project KARE tee shirt to thank you for your generosity!

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Transport of 30 Used Laptops

Six bags are packed & ready to go. Help us cover the costs of checked luggage fees. All bags are stuffed and weigh in at 49.5 pounds. Thank you to Rose and Denver Tech For All for donating computers!

$100.00

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Printer with Ink Supplies

Printers for lesson plans, quizzes & exams. These printers experienced very heavy use and typically need to be replaced yearly.

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Mimeograph Copy Machine

Do you remember these? No electricity required - they're a little messy, but perfect for inexpensive bulk copies at Mae Ra Moe!

$200.00

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Donate a used Digital Camera

Watch for our Student Photography Project! We will post on the Project KARE page on FB. https://www.facebook.com/ProjectKARE.org/

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Digital ESL Teaching Resources

If you happen to have ESL instruction tools and lessons - please save to flash drives and we will deliver to camp instructors!

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  • AZ Jenkins3 years ago Education is a great gift. Best of luck.
  • Bostock Family3 years ago Best wishes.
  • Jacob Abbott3 years ago Best wishes.
  • The Dorsheimer Family3 years ago Good luck Bennett - we hope you achieve your goal!
  • Sara and Melissa3 years ago Best wishes.
  • Anonymous3 years ago
  • Kathryn Nelson3 years ago blessings on your journey of caring -- pastor kathy and tim
  • Ben Nelligan3 years ago Great job Bennett!!
  • Ming Hall3 years ago Sorry for the late reply Bennett! Good for you --- making a difference :)
  • The Koclanes Family3 years ago What a worthwhile project, Bennett. The students at Mae Ra Moe are so fortunate to have someone like you to help them. Thank you for including us.
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Latest Update

Three volunteer teachers from Project KARE enjoyed an amazing experience teaching English to students in two schools at Day Bu Noh village in Karen State in Myanmar. We also delivered two trucks filled with school supplies - pens, pencils, notebooks, computers, sports equipment and much more! Thank you to our talented and fun volunteers Ally O'Brien and Vanessa Feeney and a huge thank you all the donors who made it possible to fill the trucks with school supplies! http://projectkare.org/2017/01/1045/ Photo: R. Levis, Project KARE Students in Grade 1 and 2 at Day Bu Noh village in Karen State in Myanmar.

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January 3 at 10:41am

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Just four weeks to go ... we leave the day after Thanksgiving and would love to have your help! Last year we registered as a 501c3. Project KARE provides you with a receipt for your tax deductible gift. We all want to know our donations are efficient. It doesn't get better than Project KARE! No less than 100% of your donation goes directly to the purchase of school supplies for Karen refugees. We personally pay all of our own expenses - flights, hotel, over land travel. We take your donations to a big department store in Chiang Mai Thailand and fill one or two 4x4 pickup trucks with notebooks, pens, copy paper, printers, and more. Then ... it's a six hour drive to the refugee camp. If you can find a way to make a donation ... that would be outstanding! You can donate via credit card or paypal on our crowdfunding page or you can hand deliver cash or a check (made out to Project KARE) to us (Ron, Su Baw or Michaely) directly. Tableu dohma !

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November 2 at 1:41pm

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Just five weeks to go ... we leave the day after Thanksgiving and would love to have your help! Last year we registered as a 501c3. Project KARE provides you with a receipt for your tax deductible gift. We all want to know our donations are efficient. It doesn't get better than Project KARE! No less than 100% of your donation goes directly to the purchase of school supplies for Karen refugees. We personally pay all of our own expenses - flights, hotel, over land travel. We take your donations to a big department store in Chiang Mai Thailand and fill one or two 4x4 pickup trucks with notebooks, pens, copy paper, printers, and more. Then ... it's a six hour drive to the refugee camp. If you can find a way to make a donation ... that would be outstanding! You can donate via credit card or paypal on our crowdfunding page or you can hand deliver cash or a check (made out to Project KARE) to us (Ron, Su Baw or Michaely) directly. Tableu dohma !

Posted by Project KARE

October 18 at 10:13am

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We are so thankful to our friends at Seattle Learning Academy and Pronuncian for donating ESL pronunciation videos to Project KARE. We will be loading lots of ESL videos on donated laptops and will deliver them to Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp in December. Since Mae Ra Moe is so remote they seldom have native English speakers on site but now the students in camp will be able to practice their pronunciation all year round with English language videos. Thank you!! Seattle Learning Academy offers one-on-one and corporate classes as well as books and other language learning products. Check out their excellent ESL videos on YouTube too! You can find out more about them at www.seattlelearning.com

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September 2 at 1:37pm

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Project KARE returns to Mae Ra Moe refugee camp to deliver school supplies to thousands of Karen refugees. Our goal for the early December 2016 trip is to fill two trucks with pens, notebooks, chalk, printers and many more school supplies for more than 2,400 students in three high schools. You can make an enormous difference in the lives of enthusiastic students! Many of us give generously each year to help others but we never know what percentage of that donation actually reaches the people you want to help. When you donate to Project KARE, no less than 100% of your donation is used to purchase school supplies for Karen refugees. How is that possible? We carry your donation directly to stores in Thailand and use that specifically to purchase school supplies. Your $50 donation puts writing notebooks in the hands of more than 200 enthusiastic students! How can you donate? It's so easy and 100% tax deductible! http://www.plumfund.com/charity-fundraising/project-kare-2016

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August 2 at 12:59pm

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Students in Grade 11 (B) at High School Number One at Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp. Photo: Naw Eltar Taw ("Eh Eh"), English Teacher - 2014 Project KARE returns to Mae Ra Moe in Dec. 2016. With your help we're certain we will meet our goal to fill two trucks with school supplies for 2,300+ students. Some students in camp resort to cutting notebooks in half to share with a sibling. Project KARE will deliver thousands of notebooks and pens and much more! Follow our new blog for weekly photos and news ... http://projectkare.org/2016/07/hs-students-at-mrm-refugee-camp/

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July 20 at 11:03am

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120 students fill a large classroom at the Karen Adventist Academy (KAA) at Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp. The typical classroom here has about 25 students but this class is so big there are two massive chalkboards in the front so that two teachers can collaborate to address all students at one time.

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June 23 at 8:54am

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Project KARE extends a huge "Thank You" to i2 Construction in Denver, CO for donating five laptop computers to help educators in the Karen community. School leaders at Mae Ra Moe refugee camp will use these laptops for curriculum development, education metrics, and more. Mae Ra Moe, on the Thai/Burma border, is home to ~18,000 Karen refugees from Burma. More than 2,000 Karen people have been resettled in the Denver area. Pictured: Scott Farrell, President and Partner, and Mike Kelly, Sr. Estimator.

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June 2 at 12:43pm

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