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

United Nations GHNI Representative !!! Our new addition …

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 Burgeois is our new UN Representative for GHNI
Isabelle Burgeois is our new UN Representative for GHNI

Isabelle Burgeois

Geneva, Switzerland

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.

*social.un.org

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.

http://globalhopenetwork.org/ghni-gains-presence-in-the-united-nations

TCD – Transformational Community Development – Video

Hal & Jamie & kids around new well ...
Hal & Jamie & kids around new well …
Sometimes a good media piece says it all.

Transformational Community Development in Dumka / Dhoker Jhara / Jharkhand, India

TCD Video … very moving …

Enjoy!

Dan

Village Transformations

2nd Crop Ready To Harvest
2nd Crop Ready To Harvest
Children In Need Of Tutoring
Children In Need Of Tutoring

One Village, Many Transformations

We had a short-term team come from two places to visit us. During their visit we drilled a bore well in one of the TCD villages. This will provide safe drinking water for 20+ families. This was a new experience to these donors. They were very excited about what we are doing in these villages. They stayed in Dhoker Jhara for two nights and slept on the floor. This demonstrated their love and commitment to the villagers.
Ten families were benefitted by the cultivation of a second crop because of the irrigation pond we have made in this village.
We are starting tutorial programs for the children to help them in their schoolwork. We are also educating their parents about the need for them to study at home. Since the parents are not educated themselves, they have not yet seen the need. We are working on another project for irrigation. They want to lift water from the river. This project will help more than 25 families to do three crops each year.

We are most excited to see the change of mindset among the village people!

Manu and Babujan (TCD leaders(new) in the India state of Jharkhand)

“Seed” Project Day Has No Seeds …

Soccer Field & Player
Soccer Field & Player
Race (women)
Race (women)
A Winner Prize
A Winner Prize
Evening Meeting (TCD)
Evening Meeting (TCD)

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.

A Grand New Year and Thanks To You !!!

A Grand New Year and Thanks To You !!!

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

River Water Lifting Location
River Water Lifting Location
Irrigation Pond
Irrigation Pond
Lunch Time
Lunch Time
Rice For Harvest
Rice For Harvest
Aging
Aging
Rice Field Irrigated
Rice Field Irrigated
A Parched Land
A Parched Land
Young Woman And Child
Young Woman And Child
Water
Water
His opinion ....
His opinion ….
Leadership Discussion
Leadership Discussion
Listening Leader
Listening Leader
Oh a hunting we will go ...
Oh a hunting we will go …
Community Leaders
Community Leaders
Dan w. children Dhoker Jhara
Dan w. children Dhoker Jhara

Video – Sushil Again Our Focus In TCD-India

Sushil is again our focus in GHNI India as he more clearly explains his work, the people, GHNI and the needs of his people the Santals.  Sushil has for the last few months been actively training an additional four leaders in TCD, allowing them preparation time for the new wells going in soon and the implementation of a full-spectrum TCD process.  These leaders are in a set of four villages surrounding Dokher Jhara, India, allowing easier access to the training Sushil gives and continually under-girds.