Blog: Sheldon Village

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.

Working through Cold Weather

*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

Despite a cold winter, we work toward progress in Sheldon's school. We hope the remainder of the construction will be finished sooner, so that we can celebrate the inauguration with the people from Sheldon.

It will be great progress in Sheldon and neighbouring villages, and solve the problem that they had in the past. Their children were walking three to four hours per day to reach a remote school. They wish to gather in their new school this summer.

A Site Inspiring Thankfulness

*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

The colorful school building in Sheldon looks so good when we get to the site. People are thanking always for this precious project.

We hope that the entire work will be finished, soon, so the children can come to use their new school in the new school year that starts in the spring.  It will be a big blessing for the people of Sheldon.

Thank you,

The GHNI Afghanistan Team

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.

Dreams Materializing

*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

Day after day, Sheldon Village residents are becoming more hopeful about their nearly completed new school. It was a dream for these villagers to have a school closer to their homes.  

Workers have painted the inside and outside walls. We hope the doors and windows will be installed before winter, and that the desks and chairs arrive from Kabul before the pass is closed. If this happens, the students will be able to start in the year ahead.

Afghanistan Solar Success

This incredible story of our fight to get solar cookers to families living in extreme poverty in Afghanistan will surely take you through a full range of emotions as Jeff Latsa details his recent journey.


*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

It’s been a long time coming.

School for Local Children Nears Completion

A few years ago collecting clean water was and arduous journey for the girls and women of Sheldon Village. Since they installed piping from a mountain spring into their village, they have plenty of water and their girls have time to go to school! The team in Afghanistan are please to share how the villagers are working hard, alongside the government, to start a school here, too.

Mountain Water Saves Lives

*Sheldon Village, Afghanistan

More than two years ago villagers in Sheldon Village had two choices; use the dirty melted snow from the same ditch where animals drank and defecated or walk for two hours up the mountainous valley to get clean spring water. Neither of these options seem very appealing, do they?

Ending Poverty One Villager at a Time

No matter where you live, poverty exists.  What we see on our national news, it is just the glimpse of the extreme poverty in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Much of the world’s poverty is hidden, covered or ignored in our modern existence.  It is too much for us to bear!

GHNI workers cannot turn away from the realities. Our field workers walk daily alongside hidden and hurting communities. They watch as villages transform before their eyes.  There is a solution to poverty and it lies within villagers; it lies within those currently living in poverty.

School Construction Continues

Working with the Afghanistan government to build a school for Sheldon Village, the GHNI-Afghanistan and the village children are anxiously awaiting its completion. With spring and better weather around the corner, all are filled with hope. Here’s the latest on the school’s construction.

Sheldon Village*, Afghanistan

“Work on the school in central Afghanistan has been progressing well, although at a slower pace. It has not been without its problems, but overall the progress has been good.