Blog: Afghanistan

Solar Cooker Distribution Drawing to a Close

Solar Cookers, Afghanistan

This year will be the last year for our solar cookers project. We are holding back the last shipment because of lack of market and the unsuitable weather.

Most people like it, because they have seen how it works. It saves them from traveling far from home in search of firewood. We hope to give some solar cookers to the poorest people in the Yakawlang region.

Thank you,

The GHNI-Afghanistan Team

Tree Cuttings Distributed by the Thousands

*Valley of Ali, Afghanistan

We visited the Poplar tree project in the Valley of Ali in April. It was the time we planned to be there. Usually, this is the time of year for planting trees. Our staff already cut and distributed 2,500 cuttings there, because many farmers were instructed to get Poplar cuttings.

Flourishing Flora in the Garden

Garden of Peace and Hope, Afghanistan

This month, I told Babi to take care of flowers in the garden and keep it clean. Miss Sabera, Director of the National Art Gallery, asked me about the repairing of the water pumps.

This month, *Babi and I worked in the garden together. I told Babi to take care of flowers in the garden and keep it clean.

Exhibit of Opportunity

Garden of Peace & Hope, Afghanistan

*Miss Sabera is a woman that works for the National Gallery. She is a very good painter, but when Miss Sabera was selected as the Director of the National Gallery, she kept looking for an opportunity to demonstrate her beautiful paintings.

Computer Lessons Brightens Futures

*Bendall Village, Afghanistan

Not just boys but also girls are learning computer skills to help them have a brighter future. Recently 15 new boys and girls started coming to the computer center. For one week I am in Kabul to try to help other staff, answer the letters we received from government administrations, and coordinate with other people and our staff on the site.

Developing School Building

*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

**Amos, the village chief, has four children. Two sons and one daughter are going to a very old and dark house for lessons. Every day they look at the GHNI school building and hope that construction will be finished soon, so they can learn in the new school. Sometimes it only seems like a dream for these kids. Almost every day, Amos checks on the progress of the building and hopes that one day soon his kids and the children of his fellow villagers will be studying there.

Renewable Energy for the Poor

Solar Cookers, Afghanistan

Moses is the head of *JBG Village. A very hospitable man, he welcomes us every time we visit. He and other villagers appreciate every decision and development plan that we want to start there.

In addition to solar cookers, our plan is to provide another water project in JBG, and to do health lessons in this village.

Poplar Tree Cultivation

*Valley of Ali, Afghanistan

Spring is the time when cuttings are taken from the existing grove of poplar trees. GHNI hired Hamish, an accomplished horticulturist, as our new office administrator, and he’s helping to develop this project. After seeing the condition of the trees after the harsh winter, we are making plans for the future. We will keep you posted.

GHNI Afghanistan Team

*For purposes of security, “Valley of Ali” is a pseudonym of the village being helped by this project.

Exciting Exhibits in the Works

Garden of Peace and Hope, Afghanistan

Here is an update from *Arness, Director of the Garden of Peace and Hope:

“I am trying to work with the National Gallery of Afghanistan. I am printing the invitation cards for the upcoming exhibition. Still, I don't have a picture, but after the exhibition I will send you all the picture of the International Women’s Day Program. Also, I am seeking to make an exhibit of circus for children.”

Thank you,

Learning Close to Home

*Bendall Village, Afghanistan

Girls and boys continue to learn computer skills in Bendall. Most of these students were not able to go far away to learn computer skills and pay huge fees. Our computer centre is close to their houses, and their parents are not worry about them because they are in village.