TCD – Transformational Community Development training is extremely rare in the USA. Very frequently, our staff are in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe … teaching and activating TCD in impoverished villages and communities. So when two local groups approached us here in Colorado, for teaching them the full 1st level of TCD, we were almost in shock.
At their initiative, they were eager learners, both from a level of implementing TCD in the impoverished settings they personally work in locally/globally, as well as the principles of TCD that spill over into so much of healthy life and living.
SKYPE-ing in live TCD Workers from Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Nepal and our recent STT-Short Term Team member Priya(who did an excellent job of explaining the health assessments we did in Serbia in May) … was key to helping all attendees sense a “realness” to this training, on the ground, in various countries and settings!
This TCD Training in Colorado, and YOUR faithfulness in financial contributions and caring … are all most effectual in bringing communities and individuals out of every possible meaning of poverty! Thanks you! Daniel
2018 Rockets ahead with Global Hope Network International. It’s hard to believe January ’18 is wrapping up, and we gaze well into February. With monthly reports from each of our Model Villages in, let’s take a very brief peek at the countries Daniel works in 2018. Limited editing for better feel for them truly communicating with you …
This quarter we decided to take up the income generation project. For this we had a meeting with the committee to finalize the most suitable income generation scheme. After considering several options we decided to opt Mushroom cultivation because the investment was less and it had a good demand in the local market.
So we had two days of training in mushroom cultivation. Now they are going to start mushroom cultivation at the commercial level and for this they are raising funds among themselves.
Kalpana Pariyar is one of the model beneficiaries in our group. This family is known a poor in the village. They haven’t enough land way to earn money for family support.
After she joined with GHNI she could make good money from her goat loan. She could pay back her loan in time. This family is so happy from our work. And they have a really good heart to give thanks to us.
Her goat gave babies. One is she sold at Rs.11,000 and other baby was killed by a tiger. Then she got compensation from the forest committee people. They gave 9500 rupee for this goad. Now also this goat also gave born 2 baby.
Eight years old Saikat is a bright student and regular TCD. He love TCD. His parent are unable to save as they both sell their labor to earn money. During flooding last 2 month both of them lost their earning opportunities. So they struggled to live. Having no food they were in big trouble. They live in higher part of the village so flood could not submerge their home.
Saikat is saving last 2 years. Now he has Tk. 1,500 which is lots of money for his family. As the family struggled to survive they boy took initiative to do home gardening. He has planted over 10 papaya plant and other leafy vegetable. As the flood water destroyed all vegetation there was high demand of vegetable in the market. They boy sold over Tk. 3,000 worth of vegetable in 7 weeks.
The family have more money than normal season. His father said, TCD has changed my son and saved our family. We never thought a 8 years old boy could earn and save a family”.
The children for the past year had English lessons and TCD training in hygiene, food preparation, sanitation, income generations, and may other TCD areas. Their parents also participated and learned in the TCD lessons each week. The children performed sang English songs which were thought to them by their teacher. It was nice to see smiling faces. It was a day to enjoy. Each end of year, there is a huge celebration in how the village and children have progressed. The girl above is presenting her learning experience and also singing.
The change of the village into the village model is played at the Djorgovska Mahala. Now we have three groups of women with over 25 members, one that is part of the local community, the other that meets regularly in Mahala and the third is almost formed with which we work on the topic of health, hygiene, healthy relations. We have a group of children that is very regular and actively adopts knowledge and transfers to their family. With TCD lessons the children and adults started changing their habits and now they apply the transferred knowledge.
There are visible changes in the health of women and their families, too. They started regular medical examinations and immunization of children. Some women who are part of our group went to the doctor on time and avoided serious consequences. We are also working on education. Values of challenges and values of education.
A number of children have four years of education at the age of 15, but together with their parents on TCD teaching, we managed to continue their education not regularly but as complementary education.
Dijana This is Dijana. She has 4 grades of elementary school and now she attends school and her desire is to be a hairdresser.
Armenia: Some of the Syrian refugees living there …
Oct, Nov, and until the New Year, it was a manageable winter ! Securing windows, doors and roofing to prevent wind and snow damages. The green House at standby. We were not able to provide the plastic cover yet, due to non-funding. The remaining fish, slowed down in growth, ….lack of heat and bad water filtering system, after 3 months of care, feed, utilities and changing water. Very expensive ! Same with the Chicken farm. Without minimum heat, no laying eggs and slow growth. The Syrian refugees are managing with their daily life, with almost no harvesting work (Winter), and regular maintenance, as needed. Shutting off unused plumbing, drainage, etc.
HoE closer to be self-sufficient …. if we were able to provide the allocated funds of our objective from 2017 and into 2018 better.
We are grateful to what we achieved within 3 years of continued cooperation with all GHNI Team and generous donors.
Friend, we are so very grateful for your partnering with us in these villages and centers, especially as we head strong into 2018! Please consider joining us on a STT-Short Term Team this year. We would love to have you be with us on these journeys of transforming lives and villages!
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