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School Supplies Give Needed Structure to Learning

by Allison Young

While most people can agree that education is a good thing, impoverished regions face a challenge in supplying basic school supplies to their children. Literacy is hands-on – students need books, pencils, uniforms and computers to help with learning.


Education for Refugees

by Zoya Wazir

“Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.” – Malala Yousafzai

Education -- The First and Best Hope To End Poverty Anywhere

by Dee Rivers


The precious children of the human family deserve more than to suffer short, illiterate lives in lethal poverty, only to die silent, dingy deaths and lie in eternal sleep, beneath unmarked stones, in graveyards of anonymous souls, because no one knew how to write their names.


Action: GHNI, in its partnership villages throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, through its Transformational Community Development (TCD) program, has brought education programs to 10,000 children.


Importance of education

By: Mallika Dave


The Global Hope Network International (GHNI) is devoted to improving the lives of communities in Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries. This includes  placing a great deal of importance on the value of education.


Education - August 2016

By Zoya Wazir

It can be concluded that learning is one of the fundamentals of human nature. From our first steps, to the first day of school, to our high school graduation, life is marked by education, whether we are aware of  it or not.

Serbia: Women at the Crossroad

By Dee Rivers

Overheard:  “Serbia … it used to be Yugoslavia, right?”


Well, yes, but long before it was Yugoslavia, it was Serbia.


In fact, it became Serbia in 1166 and stayed Serbia until 1918, when post-war gerrymanders proclaimed that six Slavic countries in Southeast Europe had become one and created the name “Yugoslavia”, by combining the Slavic words "jug" (south) and "slaveni" (Slavs).


Faraway Giving

Why write for GHNI?

GHNIs US team volunteer, Dee Rivers responded to our question...."You asked why I volunteer to write for GHNI". The answer: It is what I am supposed to do. 

Although Global Hope Network International's paradigm resonates with me, it was my first meeting with the organization's unparalleled staff that validates my deep feeling of being where I belong, where my work would hopefully touch readers viscerally, be validated by
the support of donors to help move desperate lives out of a darkness everlasting.

Wellness Among the Hidden & Hurting: The Challenges and The Champions

By Dee Rivers

THE CHALLENGES: The disease of extreme poverty is, and forever will be, the benchmark of Wellness among the disadvantaged, when held to measure alongside the longitudes and latitudes of Advantage.


Most people in the Developed World, either through the grace of good fortune -- read: inheritance or initiative, or the safety net of social infrastructure, have been educated in the basics of wellness that, when applied, result in disease prevention.


Wellness Brings Long-term Success

By Sarah Sheven


People living in poverty struggle to survive, and while wellness becomes a low priority for them, it is a necessary foundation for a successful change in circumstances, for both individuals and communities.


Wellness impacts the health of a person’s body and mind and, by extension, her community relationships.


Global Hope Network International (GHNI) helps communities recognize the value of wellness, by providing hygiene education, medical services, counseling, and other best-living practices.


Health and Wellness -- Urban Versus Rural Communities in Developing Countries, An Overview: Is There Inequity?

By Dee Rivers


"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."

-- Henri-Frederic Amiel


If you live in extreme poverty in the rural reaches of the developing world, there is probability that you will eventually bolt the hopelessness that is as entrenched in your village as its poverty and make way to a far city where,  rumors have it, there are jobs.