Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cold Hands Warm Heart – Serbia … ! Đorgovska Mahala village

Đorgovska Mahala village, in Lebane, Serbia is home to some 500 Gypsy-Roma impoverished villagers.

Gypsy-Roma Boys In Their Home Village - Lebane, Serbia

Gypsy-Roma Boys In Their Home Village – Lebane, Serbia

4 flights and 30 hours after leaving India, I(Dan) was driving south from Novi Sad, to Lebane, Serbia. Wow, what a climate change! It was great to be back in Eastern/Central Europe though.

Please meet Marijana, our TCD country lead associate and expert in Transformational Community Development. Warm welcomes began with her and her husband(Emil), and didn’t stop anytime, as I continued to meet those eager to embrace self-sustainability principles.

Emil & Marijana - Novi Sad, Serbia

Emil & Marijana – Novi Sad, Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also want to introduce Snezana, who is in training of TCD and has already served many villages in her area, helping them have hope in such hope-deprived villages of South Serbia. She relates and works so well among the women in these villages, frequently there with them, allowing her presence to build foundations of relationship so crucial.

Snezana(right) in Lebane(village), Serbia

Snezana(right) in Lebane(village), Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of Snezana, we were able to offer our initial TCD Vision Seminar to these women(and a man not pictured), who eagerly want to help their own in mostly Gypsy-Roma villages where they live. Thought the first step(Vision Seminar), the attendees clearly were ready to learn all they possibly could about Transformational Community Development, and want us back to continue with TOT1(Training of Trainers). All a very good indicator of their future, and heart to help their villages out of poverty and into hope.

Vision-Casting TCD Attendees - Lebane, Serbia

Vision-Casting TCD Attendees – Lebane, Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Đorgovska Mahala …

Imagine sharing 1 of 4 “out-houses” among your village of 500 !

1 of 4 Outdoor Toilets For 500 Villagers

1 of 4 Outdoor Toilets For 500 Villagers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much thanks to you again for being such an integral part of their lives, as we all do our part. Speaking of the “part”; one venue for your help is in contributing financially to this particular endeavor in South Serbia. Below is a link, allowing you to give specifically to this village of:
Đorgovska Mahalahttp://www.globalhopenetwork.org/us/village-transformation/serbia/dorgovska-mahala

We thank you deeply for following these blogs and considering the needs at hand!
Grateful … Daniel

 

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