12 Year Old Boy Is Back In School – Bangladesh

12 Year Old Boy Is Back In School – Bangladesh

S. in Village V. 12 years old ...
S. in Village V. 12 years old …

I’m Back To School

S. a 12 year boy work full time to contribute to family income. Last year he used to go to school along with his other friends from his community. His elder brother works in Dhaka city and earns little and could not help the family. Last year his father passed away after severe cardiac arrest. Mother become helpless and the boy had to leave school. Entire life mother was housewife and never worked to earn.

Now she work as farmer in other farmers land to run the family. S. was working as silversmith and earn to help mother. Every day he work over 9 hour making ornament. S. was never happy leaving school. S. join TCD children group in January 2017. He loves this group because for him this is class. He loves learning. Our facilitator has taken initiative to talk to the mother and assess the situation. TCD-worker L. talk to the mother and made her understand that it is important for S. to go to school. Mother agreed half day school and half day work.

TCD is working with the mother how to help her to increase income and develop her capacity. S. is extremely happy to be back to school.

other happenings in the same village …

Progress Report – February ’17 

Changing village in to a Model Village is taking place in V.(village). Now they have 7 women group and over 140 members are regularly meeting. Following activities are happening on a regular basis:

  1. Saving collection
  2. Small loan for small income generating work
  3. Homestead gardening
  4. Cleaning village
  5. Using unused land
  6. Sending children school
  7. Improving health through knowledge sharing

They also have 2 children group. They are learning contextual health issues. They are keeping home and its errands clean. Practicing hygiene lessons. There are also 2 youth group within the same village. Youth are helping community people and assisting poor farmer who needed help in farming. This village looks like one family.

Need your help so that village could be win physically and mentally and emotionally and in all relationships.

Thanks for your continued help in villages similar to this across S. Asia with GHNI … as you have viewed this “limited edit” report – Daniel

Pratiraksha & Her Knowledge-Transfer “Pull” …

Pratiraksha & Children Health Ed.
Pratiraksha & Children Health Ed.

Pratiraksha is doing such a phenomenal work in and around her home town of Dhangadhi, Nepal! Many times every month, she is spending time with children, parents and family members, “pulling” them into her warm personality and deep knowledge concerning Counter-Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness, Health, and Education.

Pratiraksha & Children Dhangadhi, Nepal
Pratiraksha & Children Dhangadhi, Nepal

One of the beauties of seeing her work is in how she can so easily “draw/pull” a large number of people into her circle of influence, helping them in differing methods of education and the like. She and her mom also run an orphanage of 17 children, and an open-door clinic. Her ability to integrate Transformational Community Development(TCD) of GHNI into all she is and does, has been a win-win for all involved, especially the recipients of her work there in Nepal.

Pratiraksha & Parents AIDS/HIV Awareness
Pratiraksha & Parents AIDS/HIV Awareness

GILPP – Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy

Myanmar Delegates

GHNI Sustainability +

Jeff Latsa & delegates

meeting-large room

Sir Charles Opening Ceremony

Jim speaking to delegates at %22the wall%22

Wes & Hal ... having some fun ...

A brief update from one of our own on site (GHNI-Jeff Latsa) sums up this yet another great GILPP-Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy going on all this week in Geneva, Switzerland. So glad GHNI, though not a huge organization, can have such an impact as this, via eager leadership from impoverished nations. Enjoy …

Greetings from Geneva, Switzerland — the home of Global Hope (and the UN). This week I am an instructor at the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy, put on by GHNI and hosted at the UN. As one of the architects of TCD, I have been asked to teach on “The Mandate of Sustainable Development for the Rural Poor.” I will be teaching government officials many of the same lessons I teach illiterate villagers around the world. I hope the bureaucrats are able to understand the material. 🙂 
 
The Geneva Institute brings emerging leaders from emerging nations together to talk about how to draft legislation that are just and will help the most vulnerable in their countries. Eradicating poverty is a big part of that. However there are many challenges facing these nations. Here is a sample of some of the nations represented here and this issues they face: 


Afghanistan – New president to be announced any day now

Myanmar – Just emerging from fifty years of military dictatorship. We are training their new leaders

Northern Iraq (Kurdistan) – Facing recent attacks by ISIS

Nigeria – Facing attacks by Boko Haram (who kidnapped the 300 schoolgirls).
Ethiopia – The only non-Muslim nation on the Red Sea

Egypt – Still struggling with the fallout from the Arab Spring

Syria – A Kurdish representative is here


Thank you for your role in impacting the nations.


Wow … thanks Jeff!
Dan

Geneva Switzerland & Macon, France … GHNI

GHNI staff in Geneva from the Middle East & Asia
GHNI staff in Geneva from the Middle East & Asia

What a privilege for us to enjoy a spot of variety and venue change as this trip to the GHNI Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. From there we all headed to Macon, France where we hosted over 250 delegates in “Poverty Challenges” and other venues for helping the poorest of the poor. Serving was all-inclusive for all us GHNI staff as we fed and provided all meeting arrangements for the delegates.

250+ Delegates for Poverty Challenge and other venues
250+ Delegates for Poverty Challenge and other venues

Serving meals and hosting meetings kept us all(GHNI staff) extremely busy …

Breakfast at the chateau near Macon, France
Breakfast at the chateau near Macon, France

Sampling the fresh/warm French baguette(s) as I sliced was a side benefit!  :-)
Sampling the fresh/warm French baguette(s) as I sliced was a side benefit! 🙂
(Part of) ... What a great team I work with!!!
(Part of) … What a great team I work with!!!

Education & Income-Generation in Jatapara, India !

Jatapara the GHNI adopted village in India near Dumka is now keenly focused on Education and Income Generation.
Jatapara Teaching 5-14
“Ownership” of these issues secure … their indigenous local committee chose these two as their top priority needs. Because of a lack of quality teachers in the government school, students learn little. Initially, parents were a good measure laissez faire about their children’s education. After TCD brought awareness about education and their children’s’ precious futures, parental priorities changed. The number of children now attending after-school has increase from 15 to 60. Along with education, they are also teaching music and dance. The children are naturally very excited about this!
Jatapara Dance Teaching

Jatapara also formed an Income Generation committee of all ladies. Men from this village go to Dumka and other towns for work. It is very difficult to get them involved in the committee. Many of the women in this village make country liquor and sell it to earn some money. During our committee meeting they agreed that this is not good for their society. So they have decided to plant cash crop for additional income.

Good things are happening in this village! Thanks for your help in this!

Bringing Help and Hope to the Hidden and Hurting

MONTHLY REPORT – also available in French or German – upon request – 2014

COUNTRY INDIA
PROJECT Dhokar Jhara Village (near Dumka)

PHOTO 1: Bosam Marandi, a model to villagers

Irrigation Project with Basam Marandi
Irrigation Project with Basam Marandi

Monthly reporting is integral to to our work. It is so exciting to see a 2nd generation(really a 3rd!) of envisioned TCD implementors. This recent report is word-for-word from our leadership in India and exhibits the nature of what GHNI is about. Enjoy!

The GHNI-India team is working really hard with the villagers in Dhokar Jhara and want to share their progress.

Caught the Vision!

Bosam Marandi is no more the same. He has caught the vision of TCD and he has become the model for the whole village. He grew up here. When he was very young, his father died and he being the elder son, had to take care of his family. In order for him to provide for the family, he had to go out of the village for months at a time for work. Of course this is the same case with many many other people here. This happens because of the growing season. After the growing season is over, men leave their families and go out in search for work. This is effects the education of the children and many other areas of life.

TCD is encouraging people not to go out of the village and teaching them how to grow their income while they stay in the village. Growing a second crop is one of the ways. Yet Bosam Marandi has gone one step further. Along with growing second crop, he is also doing multiple work to grow his income and has become a model for others.

Thank you for helping to change the world…
One village…
One person at a time!
Sushil reporting for GHNI

Education: Young & Not-So … Getting TCD Going …

Transformational Community Development (TCD) is all about the community leading their own change. In this story recently shared with us by GHNI-India, we were encouraged to see that age doesn’t matter when it comes to serving one’s community!

Jatapara, India Committee
Jatapara, India Committee

Jatapara Village, India

“We have been able to train the committee and they are able to see the importance of TCD.

“Det’ is a student in grade 12. She knows the importance of education. During our TCD training, she actively took part in learning about community development.

“In our last lesson with the community, we could identify problems that are preventing them from developing self-sustainabilities better. Lack of education was their top problem! So, as a community, they made two action steps.

“One: All women agreed to send their kids to school on time.

“Two: Det’ will teach all kids before they go to school. She has already started teaching those children who otherwise would do nothing after or before school time.”
GHNI India Staff Quotes
Thanks for your help in developing Jatapara, India and our work in GHNI!
Dan