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No To Drugs Among Migrant Workers

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Drug abuse prevention program for Burmese migrant workers in the Indian state of Mizoram
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Burmese migrant workers come to India to escape desperate economic situation in the Chin state of Burma. With the aim of suporting their families at home, they accept difficult jobs with low wages. Their situation is full of uncertainty and stress and drugs sometimes offer an illussion of escape from the tough reality in which these workers find themselves.

BSWA has been working among the migrant workers for many years. In response to the growing numbers of drug users among the Burmese migrants in India, BSWA is organizing a drug abuse prevention campaign targeting several main community events this year, including the celebrations of the Burmese New Year.  

Your support with enable BSWA to organize 4 workshops and reach over 350 people with drug abuse prevention messages.

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Name of Organization Burmese Social Welfare Association
About the Organisation

The Burmese Social Welfare Association was established in May 2005 by Burmese migrant workers in Mizoram state, India. BSWA seeks to provide medical, educational and funeral services for the migrant workers in India. BSWA is comprised of 17 committee members and 3 advisors and among the committee members 3 seats are for female activists.

Total Costs INR 43,000 (approximately CZK 14,000 / EUR 500 / USD 700)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 14,000
Total Number of Shares 28
Location Aizawl, Mizoram
Timeframe 2014
Progress Update

Three rounds of workshops educating Burmese migrants about the risks of drug use have taken place in different neighborhoods and villages in and around Aizawl town in Northeastern India where many Burmese live and work. See some photos from the events at the left top corner of this page.

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