Oct 01, 2020 Last Updated 12:38 PM, Aug 28, 2020

One In An ARMY for Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

One in an Army

Create a Garden of Compassion and Healing!

September is a special month for ARMY around the world. The month begins with our Golden Maknae Jeon Jungkook’s birthday. To celebrate the special day for one of the seven wonders of BTS, One In An ARMY is organizing a five-day-long Flash Fundraiser.

For our Flash Fundraiser, One In An ARMY is supporting Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights to help them continue creating a safe space for survivors of violence through their Healing Garden.

About the Cause: Supporting Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

When we asked ARMY about the cause they would like to support for Jungkook’s birthday, the majority of them voted for refugee support.

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights was first established in 2005 with one treatment center in Iraq. The organization has now expanded to a network of twelve facilities in northern Iraq and northern Syria to support survivors of violence, who have experienced human rights violations in different scales and measures, with physical rehabilitation, mental well-being, and social integration programs.

The organization has a healing garden, located right next to the treatment center in Chamchamal, Iraq. Healing Garden is a safe space that allows severely traumatized women and children from various religious and ethnic groups to come together, stay in a protected environment, and participate in unique therapies such as art therapy, music, sport, and animal-assisted interventions.

The monthly upkeep of the healing garden is about $3500. Every dollar from the campaign will go towards the upkeep of this space which includes feeding the animals, maintaining the flowers, and paying salaries of the therapists, doctors, social workers, and caretakers.

Healing With BTS and ARMY

BTS, through their music, have tried to create a healing space for ARMY. ARMY in return, have shown that when we come together, we can move mountains.

Refugees are not only displaced from their homes but are also made to struggle for exercising basic human rights. Through this campaign with ARMY, we hope to help them get back to life with dignity, filled with compassion and love.

About One In An ARMY and BTS

One In An ARMY is a fan collective comprised of volunteers from around the world. Inspired by BTS and driven by the motto that each of us is “One in an ARMY”, we want to channel the power of our huge fandom into social good through microdonations.

BTS is a group of seven artists from South Korea who have taken over the world with their music. Jeon Jungkook, Kim Taehyung, Park Jimin, Jung Hoseok, Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, and Kim Namjoon, through their thoughtful messages in songs and inspiring actions, have created a purple net of positivity that have not only healed millions of ARMY but have also inspired the fandom to reciprocate the effect and create a positive impact in others’ lives.