Blog: Other Regions

Restrictions on Movement

Ɖorgovska mahala, Serbia

 

The beginning of March saw a state of emergency introduced in Serbia following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. People were restricted from gathering and movemen,t except for purposes of procuring basic needs.  Schools were closed and things came to a standstill. 

 

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Travels to Teach and Train!

Spitak, Armenia

 

Recently, Tamara and Sam were preparing for a trip to Europe. For Armenian citizens, it is a long process to apply for EU Schengen and UK visas. They spent a whole month preparing all the necessary documents! Finally, they received all three visas for the UK but the approval process with the embassy for Switzerland took a long time. The embassy working for EU countries gave them visas in one day. The ambassador, himself, showed them favour.
 

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Health Lessons Saving Lives

Ɖorgovska mahala, Serbia

 

Last month, we focused on promoting the Transformational Community Development (TCD)  focus of Health, specifically eye health. This is because people have no understanding that, even though in some cases the illness can go away without symptoms, the problem can be very serious when it is discovered too late.

 

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Health Lessons Transforming Lives

Ɖorgovska mahala, Serbia

 

Stanica is a 40-year-old mother of 3 grown children. She and her husband are diabetics and she takes medication to control her illness. She works hard all summer to meet her basic needs and is part of our Transformational Community Development (TCD) group. 

 

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Villagers Commune to Solve Spitak Problems

Spitak, Armenia

 

We had a great opportunity to take people from Spitak to the Tufenkian hotel for a two-day Transformational Community Development (TCD)  training, including a parenting course. The proprietor heard about the TCD work in Spitak and he kindly donated gift certificates to all who attended the training to stay at the hotel.

 

Making Drinking Water Safe

Ɖorgovska mahala, Serbia

 

The busy season here in Ɖorgovska mahala has ended,  allowing community members to spend more time at home, where they now enjoy electricity in every house.  

 

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Clean Water Changes Lives

Ɖorgovska mahala, Serbia

 

Villagers in the mahala are grateful to be drinking healthy water now. They have installed water filters on their existing taps. Previously, their hard water both smelled and tasted bad. The filters, provided by donors, have eliminated the odor and improved the taste. Villagers do not have to fear that there is bacteria in the water, because now their water is healthy.

 

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House of Esther Hosts TCD Training

Spitak, Armenia

 

TCD Training

 

We recently had a much needed Transformational Community Development (TCD) training at the House of Esther. The main speaker was Jeff Latsa and the training was tranlated into the  Armenian language by an interpreter.

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