Blog: Asia

Working in Unity

Jatapara Village, India

Last month, we raised awareness about contaminated water. Now they understand and are drinking pure water again. Some of my friends came from Kolkata to our location, and we did a unique experiment to raise awareness. We gathered children and started playing with them. Seeing this, older persons took an interest in us. By doing this, we taught them the importance of living in unity.

New School in Rural Afghanistan Rises Slowly but Surely

In Afghanistan, as pretty much everywhere else in the world, construction projects don’t always adhere to an anticipated schedule. And one very important project for Sheldon Village* is the creation of its own school.

Bringing Relief to Five Districts

Earthquake Disaster Relief, Nepal

On April 25, 2015 when Nepal was hit hard by a 7.9 Richter scale earthquake, it disrupted normal activities in the country - including in BT and RT villages where we teach Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons.

First, we went to Urlaini, a remote part of Nuwakot District to bring relief by distributing tarps to homeless people for a temporary shelter.

Many Ways of Obtaining Clean Water

Nallathanniya Village, Sri Lanka

We received a phone call from the water committee a few days before our visit to the village. Block No.3 requested a lesson on how to obtain clean water. We were surprised by the request and by the large gathering of those who appreciated how TCD has impacted the lives of villagers.

Villagers Build Shelter for Students

*U Village, Sri Lanka

Transformational Community Development (TCD) training last month was on how to make use of the available local resources in the village. Since the immediate need was to build a classroom shelter for the children, we challenged the villagers to use available manpower and locally found material in the village.

Anticipating a Successful Year of Poplar Growth

*Valley of Ali, Afghanistan

This year will be another good year for our trees. We have enough water to irrigate all the trees. They look very beautiful, especially this time of the year when the trees are bearing leaves.

Pieces of History on Display

Garden of Peace and Hope, Afghanistan

Last month at the National Gallery, we had a very unique exhibition at the Garden of Peace and Hope. *Nazim is a young man who collects all kinds of coins. He has a collection of historical Afghan coins, historical coins from all over the world, as well as many other interesting objects. More than 100 people attended the exhibit. All who attended had a wonderful time and were impressed with this young man’s collection.

Thank you,