Originally summarized on Twitter.
One In An ARMY is extremely proud to announce the results of our February 2021 campaign, Shine Bright With Hope, benefiting Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom For Youth in honour of Hoseok's birthday!
The theme ARMY chose for Hoseok's birthday was mental health.
Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom For Youth provide accessible mental health services and support in Tanzania communities by implementing psychosocial interventions for promoting mental health and wellness - through advocacy, education and support. Their Mental Health Intervention Program, inspired by the Friendship Bench Zimbabwe, adapts WHO's mental health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) which offers evidence-based intervention guidelines designed to promote mental health in hopes of preventing and reducing suicides in low- and middle- income countries.
In order to maximize the support for undeserved communities and best mobilize the power of elderly women in the change-making process, TEWWY's Mental Health Intervention Program promotes Physical, Emotional and Social Wellbeing. We tap into the power of story-telling, mobile technology, one-on-one support and life skills building for both elderly women and the community at large to deliver mental health treatment, promotion and capacity building in service delivery.
In 5 days, 880 ARMY in 38+ countries raised $19,619! That's enough to recruit 18 Wisdom & Wellness counselors and restart some initiatives they had to pause due to the pandemic!
Our friends at Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom For Youth sent a letter to Hoseok and Big Hit Entertainment to let them know what you were able to accomplish.
But that's not all. Our friends at BTS_TANZANIA and some Tanzanian ARMY were able to visit Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom For Youth and attend a seminar with them. They even brought a birthday cake! You can check out their video on Twitter.
And ARMY all over the world took part in the February Challenge of the Journey to ARMYtopia saga. In order to assist BT21 on the next leg of their journey ARMY were asked to fill up our Mikrokosmos of Kindness sheets by doing simple acts of kindness online or offline.
As an extra bonus, we also brought back our Sunshine Cards! These printable cards include a link and a QR code which takes you to a secret page on our website. ARMY were invited to give the cards to their loved ones or to leave them (safely) in public locations for strangers to find.
Even when separated by physical distance and a pandemic, ARMY always find a way to come together and work to make the world a better place. Thank you for celebrating Hoseok's birthday with us by supporting Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom For Youth and by doing simple acts of kindness!