GHNI receives both Monthly and Quarterly Reports from each village TCD work and TCD trainers. All S. Asia(India/Nepal/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh), Armenia, and Serbia reports come to me initially, then on to the Geneva and Orlando offices for further editing and publishing on our GHNI WEB SITE. It’s truly a privilege to get an initial look at all that’s going on in these regions!
Nepal has a new village initiative and it’s not afraid to boast about it a bit! We in GHNI are so proud of this village and its’ TCD Trainer, as they begin to tackle all the needful areas of their village. It’s a tall order for a truly impoverished village. Yet they take this baton of responsibility seriously and in unity. This Quarterly Report represents them well:
GLOBAL HOPE NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
Quarterly TCD Progress Report
Titling Standard – COUNTRY CODE: NP, Project Location: NP005, Year: 2017, QTR Number: 01
January to March 2017
COUNTRY: Nepal TCD CODE/LOCATION: Village (DG)
YOUR NAME: Sushil B. DATE: 9th April, 2017
Is there an approved proposal & budget on file? YES
4-P Letter (write 4-P Letter in space below in story form)
In the month of February 2017, we started our work in eastern part of Nepal. We have targeted 300-350 families to work with about 2000 people living in this village. Most of the people are from poor Rshidev (Musahar) tribe of Dalits community (Oppressed). They don’t have good houses but live in small hut where their cattle live together. Most of them do not have their own land.
They don’t have toilet that is why use open field. We discussed about the health issues that has been affected by open toilet. Now they realized that it is very important to have toilet at their house. Therefore we have started toilet construction in partnership with VDC in that village. People in that village both man and women actively participated at the program. In the first phase, they have selected 30 homes to make toilets for TCD program to bring health awareness in that village. They have committed labor themselves for the toilet construction. Also, our staffs have started teaching children, those who don’t go to school and also help women for literacy classes. They have already made committee for toilet construction and micro loan. Suni M. and Sripa R. are helping teaching anti-human trafficking and TCD lessons.
In this month we have continued teaching lessons on anti-human trafficking, awareness introductory lessons to the women groups, literacy classes and teaching children. We taught general lessons on health and hygiene. We taught hand washing to both women and children.
VDC couldn’t provide toilet materials to 30 families at a time. Out of them 10 families have started constructing toilets.
- PERSONAL REPORT – Tell us how you are doing personally.
- Su and Sri both of us are healthy and good.
- What are the obstacles, challenges, or opportunities facing this program?
Please provide details and discuss possible solutions.
- Working in a poor community is always challenging. People have a great expectation from GHNI. TCD lessons, awareness and seed projects will help them understand the reality.
- What are your goals for the upcoming quarter?
- In the upcoming quarter, we have a plan for building relationship with community people linking with women groups and start self-sustainable groups. Raise awareness about anti-human trafficking in the village.
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In TCD Lesson
You joining us in this endeavor in Nepal is having a huge impact! Thanks for being there with us! Daniel
STT = Short Term Team(s)
Short Term Teams are critical to our work in GHNI. Premised on the reality that a persons’ “presence” is powerful; the larger reality is that those who go are measurably transformed, and will have a better heart and head for those in need, experiencing a reality impossible for those who do not go.
Hawaii is a very long way from Nepal. Yet, this Short Term Team was extremely instrumental in moving TCD-Transformational Community Development further along in the villages they served in.
Speaking “cross-culturally” of STT(s), there really is no such thing as a giver or receiver. Both the Hawaii Team AND the Nepal village nationals are giving and receiving of each other, as they relate and learn from each other. As a USA citizen, I can personally vouch for the breadth and depth of what I have personally “received” in working overseas. Nationals are vast in their willingness to “give”, even in those times I am there to serve them. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been GIVEN TO, as nationals in Romania, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and other locales have given me their last chicken, simply because I was the honored guest. It’s a radically humbling experience! And yet we do serve, sometimes in ways we least know.
So come join us to “serve” in GHNI. And I promise you, you will never ever be the same.
A huge “Thank You” to the Hawaii Team. And as my once 4-year old child would say … an even “huger” “Thank You” to the Nepalese nationals who allowed this Hawaii Team the experience and memory of a life-time! Serving has been a true pleasure.
Daniel – S. Asia Lead Assist
Earthquake disaster relief continues via GHNI …
Short Term Team – STT/GHNI was on the ground last week in Nepal, as they helped in relieving “some” of the devastation encountered by villagers and in Kathmandu.
Amazing hospitality never ceases to amaze our team, as even now living in temporary shelters made of sticks, roof tins, tarps, etc., the locals in one tiny village we helped, insisted on feeding us the best of their best. “Humbled”, is a word that couldn’t come close to how we felt. These people are amazing in how they are committed to re-establishing life, regardless of resources. We were there simply to provide such.
Provisions of roofing tin(s), tarps, rice and other food essentials were distributed by our team in both remote village locations, as well as in Kathmandu.
Purchasing and utilizing “local resources” is a foundational GHNI concept. GHNI desires, as much as possible, to support and enhance the local economies, purchasing from these sources when possible, even in disaster relief times such as this.
Beauty of life, new and not so, continues to rise from the rubble of these types of disasters … giving us all a glimpse of the “potential” goodness of life and the extraordinary hope intrinsic in some.
“Just” another e-mail from our Nepal(Kiran Karki) national director to Sushi(S. Asia director) …
We had been in Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment. Nallu is a remote
village of Lalitpur district. It is about 35 kilometer from Kathmandu to the
east. Nallu populated with poor typical Tamang people. Nallu is one of the
highly affected VDC by the earthquake. It not only shaked the houses but
shaked the heart of the people and took them to the zero. Their main earning
source is labor. We will distribute them food items for relief now but we
are trying to focus TCD in that village in the days to come.
Also there is a humble request to provide tin for 9 Chepang poor families
from Raksirang Makawanpur. We are going to distribute them in this week.
At least once per week, these come across my desk.
Thanks for being so integral in all we are and do in Nepal disaster relief work there!