Blog: Asia

What’s Your Dream?

*U Village, Sri Lanka

We visited the English class in the month of December 2014. We wanted to know the hopes and dreams of the children for the coming year 2015. Our questions to them were, “What do you want to do in the year 2015?” and “What are your dreams when you complete your studies?”  

Students Can’t Wait

*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

Families of Sheldon Village remain hopeful as they look forward to the completion of their new school building. With no school currently in their village, students have to walk four hours per day to attend another school.

Training Beyond Computers

*Bendall Village, Afghanistan

We can see some change in our community, but we have concern about our security situation.

Some Transformational Community Development (TCD) participants learned how to provide healthy food for their families. People who learned health lessons try to teach their knowledge to others in Bendall neighborhoods.

Insulated from the Cold

Garden of Peace & Hope, Afghanistan

We are working in cooperation with the Fine Arts and National Gallery. They have been very good partners with the Garden of Peace and Hope and GHNI.

Every day, I come to the main office at 8:30am and then go in to the garden. Babai comes in daily and takes care of the flowers in garden. Here, everything is growing well. The fountain is well protected and Babai made a greenhouse.

Growing Ready to Multiply

*Valley of Ali, Afghanistan

The people of the Valley of Ali want to have enough water so that they can plant more trees on their lands. If they grow enough poplars, they can use the branches of the trees for burning, making the house warm, and also for cooking food.

Practicing What They Learned

Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Sittwe is the capital of Rakhine State in western Myanmar. After having done Transformational Community Development (TCD) training twice in Sittwe, we were amazed to see the progress taking place in this area. The first TCD Level I training was done early in 2014, with around 30 local people representing five villages nearby.

Mounting Tensions on the Island

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village & Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

Transformational Leadership Development

When one policy maker catches the vision of the principles taught through GHNI’s Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy (GILPP), that delegate’s excitement can catch hold of the governing powers for a whole nation. That’s what has been happening in Myanmar over the past two years.

Educated to Be Resourceful

Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

A long drought and heat have caused cracks in several of the rainwater tanks in Cambaloe Village, which is not abnormal for concrete tanks. Having learned from GHNI’s previous training on maintenance of water tanks using local resources, this situation has prompted households to gather their resources to repair the tanks before the rainy season fully starts.