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.
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.
MONTHLY REPORT – also available in French or German – upon request – 2014
PROJECT Dhokar Jhara Village (near Dumka)
PHOTO 1: Bosam Marandi, a model to villagers
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 person at a time!
Sushil reporting for GHNI
GHNI Gains Presence in the United Nations !!!
This is such fantastic news for GHNI and you who support this your labor of love for the poor …
Isabelle Bourgeois is a recent addition to GHNI as our Permanent Representative to the United Nations. A native of Geneva, Switzerland, home of GHNI headquarters, Isabelle has worked for many years on the United Nations stage for a wide variety of human rights issues.
With a multidisciplinary training and a master degree in humanitarian action, she is engaged for more than 25 years with NGOs and associations working alongside the most vulnerable. Isabelle enables GHNI to be a global active player at the international level of the United Nations movement, working to strengthen ties between Human Rights efforts, the International Community in Geneva, and GHNI.
Isabelle launched her efforts with GHNI by presenting the following speech at a United Nations Side Event*—an event outside official United Nations meetings, organized for the purpose of sharing experiences and increasing opportunities for informal dialogue among the meetings’ participants.
A Participatory Approach in the Community Projects
By, Isabelle Bourgeois
We are all aware of the challenges connected to each other, inseparable that arise in the world. The situation remains very fragile. The load for all is growing. The needs are enormous and constantly increasing. They are factors of violence, protest and desertion of their living areas by the affected populations, in particular those affected by extreme poverty.
The NGO Global Hope Network International (GHNI) has experienced positive examples of communities transformed by the active participation of people, groups and villages belonging to the marginalized in the world’s poorest areas. For 12 years in 40 partnership countries, it offers emergency, humanitarian aid and initiates community projects of 3-5 years.
Despite the risks, Global Hope Network International (GHNI) makes it a priority to help and give hope in the most heavily insulated, inaccessible and poorly developed areas. By setting up and carrying out community development projects (TCD), the organization supports, motivates and equips communities so that everyone can participate in the decisions and actions affecting its own life, its own development and that of its entourage.
These collaborative projects are spaces for dialogue and training. They allow individuals to gain confidence in themselves and their relatives. They contribute to help people to have a sense of belonging, to be essential actors in the community while encouraged to stay and develop their own place of life.
Visualized it, written about it, budgeted for it, and reported on it; but this was my first time actually being on site and seeing the drilling process for water. February was a great month to be in India again for two weeks!
It is a fascinating thing to watch not only the drilling process, but also the human activity going on around such an important “event” in the lives of the recipients. People were everywhere!
One such well in one village, can usually have the capacity to provide water for 150-300 people. One of our goals in GHNI is to provide the very best of both water “quality” and “quantity” sufficient for such a village as this in Jatapara, India.
Thanks to you who provide such financial backing, we in GHNI are able to bring not only this water source; but also the critical means of Transformational Community Development(TCD), that trains TCD Trainers to build self-sustainability into every project and process we commit to. This is your work! Thanks!
Transformational Community Development (TCD) is many times in need of a “hook”, a way to gather people together in order to have a natural venue for explaining the who/what/when/where/why(s) of TCD. We in GHNI call this a “SEED” project day. It is a method for allowing village people to gather in significant numbers in order to build relationships that will foster a natural conversation on the importance of their lives specific to life-changing principles.
In the case of this event in January in the Jharkhand region of India, sports was used as this venue to build trust, a prerequisite to any truly quality TCD initiative.
It is so exciting to see this many people gathered to have fun. More importantly, it is exciting to see these same people gathered in order to hear how TCD can help them in key areas of their lives of Water-Food-Health-Education-Finances. GHNI continues to be committed to these “seed” days as an entry point to development and life-changing endeavors.
It is a New Year and we take this time to celebrate your commitment to your work through us in Global Hope Network International. Regardless of the venue being clean water, agriculture, health/wellness, education, micro-enterprise, anti-human trafficking and the like … we are grateful for your part in all we are and do. Because of your giving, lives are being changed and lifted out of all types of poverty. TCD – Transformational Community Development. It’s what YOU do! Self-sustainability. It’s what YOU do!
Thank you! Your role in all this is vital! Please know this!
Dan and all of us GHNI staff in various countries of Asia, the Middle East and Africa