Blog: Asia

Overcoming Poverty Through Education

Women’s Empowerment Centers, Afghanistan


The people in the Bamyan region are poor, and the women were trying to find some income to help their families. They are uneducated and don’t have any work skills except some embroidery and handicrafts. Most of these women were not able to pay 60 afghani (about $0.80) for the taxi to get themselves to the local bazaar in central Bamyan. Some of them were walking and it would take two hours to walk there and back home.

Resolved to Change

Kharibari Village, India


During our committee training in May through June, the committee had settled on three resolutions for the village, which were (A) install one more street light in the village, (B) write an application for construction of a culvert in the village, and (C) ensure that all the children of the village go to school and study at home in the evening.



Providing Hope to Those in Need

Hoja Bulbulok & Yagnob Villages, Tajikistan


Safarmurod and his family’s life have transformed. Every Friday, we have discussions with the Vakhdat team. We talk a lot about life issues and every time they have questions that I answer to the best of my ability. It’s a great time for us. We talk openly and speak truth to each other. During this meeting, our team relays in depth about GHNI’s work in their village.



Waiting List for Tutoring

*WR Village, Sri Lanka


Most of the children who come to the Tamil class are Sinhala children who need to study the Tamil language, as the government has made it a compulsory subject for the General Certificate Education (ordinary level). Private tutoring classes are further away from the village and charge high tuition fees that parents cannot afford. Therefore, we see children joining this class, as we offer it free.



Mastering the Alphabet

*U Village, Sri Lanka