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

Arsenic and Clean Water …

Girl pumping water
ARSENIC …
Arsenic, naturally occurring in water wells on the island of Naktar Diara, is damaging human life. This island just across the Ganges River from Patna, India, is home to many children who regularly drink from its water table source, contaminated with arsenic. GHNI is teaming with another NGO to bring TCD to the 400K inhabitants of Naktar Diara. January, Dan was there with a special team that mentored a bio-sand water filtration system, using only local resources and costing a mere $3 USDollars. Thanks to you … we are able to continue developing TCD on this island and into the India state of Bihar!
Lrg Grp Filter Instruct
Instructing Filter
Sand Bucket
Girls looking on

Gift(s) In Knowledge Transfer … Relief versus Self-Sustainability

Dan & amp; Kids In Jatapara As Parents Learned Development
Dan &Kids In Jatapara As Parents Learned Development

Gift(s) in knowledge transfer and embracement can truly be one of the best gifts given and received. GHNI is committed to GIVING!

November, I(Dan) was able to be a part of a team that used a skit to illustrate Self-Sustainability versus Relief/hand-outs. We call it “The Bridge Illustration”, and it is an integral part of our sessions taught. NOT REALLY ABOUT crossing a river per se, this skit does however communicate how individuals can help each other and “own” decisions for themselves as well as others in their indigenous settings in villages.

Profound in its simple yet not simplistic content and communication, this is one of many ways GHNI helps leaders in villages own and embrace sustainability Transformation Community Development(TCD). Enjoy these excellent short clips … and please excuse the “selfie” filming them! 🙂

Please view the following 3 settings of this skit, and note:

CLICK * 1st is Sushil Marandi using a simple table-top to begin the process of teaching our TCD India trainers – Babujan & Manu

CLICK * 2nd is Babujan and Manu only a few minutes later, practicing what they had just learned via the table-top session

CLICK * 3rd is Babujan and Manu maybe an hour later, teaching in excellent fashion, villagers who had gathered on the street

Interview Of Student At Computer Centre – Dumka, India

Student at Computers w. others
GHNI continues to have very positive input and feedback from those students attending our Dumka, India Computer Centre. While there in November, I was able to meet some of these excellent students who are learning skills that will carry them forward in their careers, education and personal lives. Photo is from the previous trip, while the following video is a brief YouTube clip from one of those students in the November visit/assessment. Enjoy ….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytEyUBIs9AI&feature=youtu.be&a