Blog: Asia

From High School Dropout to Village Change Agent

Polewali, Indonesia

 

Diah*, like many others in the Polewali Village cluster, dropped out of high school to go and find work in another province. That was 9 years ago and as a 26-year-old mother, she recently decided to move back home. According to Diah, nothing ever changes in her village. They still need to walk to the river to go to the bathroom. Water is still scarce.  

 

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Children Learn About Bread

Mawa, Indonesia

 

The Education Committee in Mawa is presently considering their next steps. In the beginning of the programme last year, they identified several areas of need to be addressed in order to develop as a village and as individuals. One of the issues discussed was the problem of children’s Education.  

 

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From Kitchen to Market

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

 

In Dhokerjhara Village everything is going well. Villagers are eating healthy meals and drinking clean water. We encouraged the villagers to start kitchen gardens: some of them have started kitchen gardening and others are doing it on a big scale and even selling their produce on the market. 

 

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A Welcome Mat

Binodpur Village, India

 

Greetings from Binodpur Village!  We are grateful for your constant help and support.

 

We are really happy about having clean drinking water and, for that, we would like to thank GHNI. Now, thanks to the Water project, the villagers are getting clean water for cooking and bathing. 

 

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Girls Gain Strength and Knowledge at Centre

Women’s Empowerment Centre–East, Afghanistan

 

English class and Health lessons are going well at the Women’s Empowerment Centre—East (WEC2). English students also learnt Transformational Community Development (TCD), which included Health lessons once a week. 

 

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New Schedule Helps Students Learn

Women’s Empowerment Centre, Afghanistan

 

Asmaan* is a 23-year-old English instructor at the Women’s Empowerment Centre (WEC). She was excited to hear that the government announced that schools would be closed for four months because of seasonal coldness and the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks. This meant that students could attend the WEC!

 

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Healing Found from Past Trauma

Hanoi Rehab Centre, Vietnam

 

In the third quarter of 2020, we opened six training and coaching classes for the Transformational Community Development (TCD) programme. We focussed on the following three topics:

 

Healthy Living 

 

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Champions Plant Model Gardens

North Thailand TCD Expansion

 

At the end of July, we partnered with a local organisation to hold a focussed agriculture training for champions from four villages in Northern Thailand. Our champions returned home equipped with new knowledge, seeds, and other farming materials needed to implement their training and share their knowledge with others. The question was, will anyone put this new methodology into practice?

 

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