Villagers Eager to Learn Self-Sustainability

Northern Thailand TCD Expansion


Before the pandemic, our local team led several leaders from a cluster of communities around Pang* through a Transformational Community Development (TCD) Vision Seminar. Throughout the pandemic, we have partnered with them mostly from a distance, but this month marked a change in our ability to meet together. After several recent false starts due to COVID-19 outbreaks and exposures, three of us made it back to Pang on the Friday after Thanksgiving.


Due to COVID-19 spreading in the area, we were only planning to meet with community members from one village, but leaders from four villages showed up! As it is everywhere around the world, people are just too tired to keep isolating. 


We shared a vision for TCD in their communities. We asked questions and listened to these men and women share about their past and their dreams for the future. We are planning to continue meeting regularly. Over the coming months, we will review TCD principles, show them how to assess their own villages, and challenge them to be agents of change in their communities.

Thank you!




*For purposes of security and wellbeing, “Pang” is a pseudonym for the area being helped by this project.