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

Is there really a “Ranch” in Ranchi, India?!

Very "close" to "Ranch" farmers 15 kilometers outside Ranchi, India
Very “close” to “Ranch” farmers 15 kilometers outside Ranchi, India

Over 50 key men and women of leadership gathered last week in Ranchi, India to partake of our “Vision Seminar”, where GHNI imparts TCD principles and aims in establishing TCD in more villages. Most of them were already implementing some type of self-sustainability principles in their spheres of influence. So we in many ways as presenters, had it easier than many times in the past, where we would start with no base.

2 crops annually of tomatoes/cabbage and 1 of rice ... amazing!
2 crops annually of tomatoes/cabbage and 1 of rice … amazing!
Initiators and field leaders discussing TCD and other self-sustainability principles
Initiators and field leaders discussing TCD and other self-sustainability principles
Listening intently ... !
Listening intently … !

Thanks for being such an integral part of GHNI in India, South Asia, and here in Ranchi … as we head in due haste into 2016 … !
Dan
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Nepal – DR … to TCD !

Little boy & bag (village help) - Nepal
Little boy & bag (village help) – Nepal

GHNI-Nepal is wholly committed to TCD-Transformational Community Development. Disaster Relief, in the mean time, has consumed all our energies and resources to date since the earthquakes. We are still in the throws of disaster relief right now.
Tin distribution-village 8-'15
Tin distribution-village 8-’15

The majority of our income-donations for Nepal continues to be requested and focused on DR. Vast numbers of villages are still in need of DR help from so many sources, and we are helping in every conceivable way we can in GHNI.
off-loading truck -Nepal 8-'15
off-loading truck -Nepal 8-’15

Winter is coming quick, and shelter from the elements is essential to all remote villages. So we continue disaster relief.
Tents Kathmandu 8-'15
Tents Kathmandu 8-’15

Yet … yet, GHNI is not primarily a DR agent. So as soon as we can see the “light-of-day” from DR … we are transitioning in TCD! Thanks for being so faithful in helping us in this hoped-for transition coming soon in Nepal. It’s our heart to provide self-sustainability as quickly as possible … !
Dan

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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

Jatapara(village), India New Pump +

"Thank You" from Jatpara, India
“Thank You” from Jatpara, India

Sponsors on specific endeavors and projects are so encouraging. Jatapara, India is a long way from Hilton Hotel, Hawaii. Yet a “connection” was made relationally between the two, as Hilton chose to sponsor a new well in this village.
Jatapara's New Well & Manu w/TCD
Jatapara’s New Well & Manu w/TCD

Manu(our GHNI staff in Jatapara) is currently leading the way as he mentors into this village, TCD, the “knowledge transfer” so important in any self-sustaining endeavor. We are grateful for he and Babujan, who have successfully completed one year of TCD in 4 villages in their areas.
River For Water Lifting
River For Water Lifting

Additionally, due to such successes as these, Hilton is offering to initiate a “River Water Lifting Project” that will allow a vast increase in crop production during the dry seasons.

We in GHNI are so thankful to you our financial backers, who have allowed us to partake of so many good accomplishments in 2014! Too many to list would be an understatement, as you have allowed us to work and develop in all five areas(Water, Food, Health, Income Generation, and Education) in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Joyful Holidays to you in this season of finishing 2014 strong and peering into 2015 with even greater endeavors TOGETHER!
Thanks so very much !!!
Dan

Water, Good Water Always Has A Start – Dhangadhi, Nepal

Water, good water endeavors, take a measure of time, resources and people-power to accomplish.

"Beginnings" Of A New Well Being Dug
“Beginnings” Of A New Well Being Dug

Wrapping up my time in Dhangadhi, Nepal after our GHNI anti-Human Trafficking Conference, I was able to visit and assess three well sites we(actually you!) have been sponsoring and re-equipping. Each well has it’s own unique history. One was being newly established. While another was already long-term and pumping clean quality water for much-needed irrigation of rice and other crops. And yet another was in the process (literally, while we were there) of being changed over from a high-maintenance/high-energy consumption diesel pump … to an extremely low-maintenance/highly efficient electric pump. All you-GHNI sponsored!

"Pump Installation Ready" Well Awaiting New Electric Pump
“Pump Installation Ready” Well Awaiting New Electric Pump

It’s difficult to put into words all the help and benefits provided in each of these well installations and upgrades. Allow your imagination some entertainment in a few of these listed below. And then “CLICK ON” each/BOTH of the “CLICK ON” texts below to link to a brief video from David(our GHNI Dhangadhi, Nepal Field Lead) to get some additional “fluid perspective” on (1) our work there and (2) the new water being pumped.

* Water: provides for many abundant needs ranging from 2nd-season irrigation, cooking, washing, hygiene, thirst
* Work: provides for needs to work, self-esteem, physical activity and wholeness of life
* Weather: provides for non-season non-monsoonal water needs when water tables are lowest
* Worth: micro-enterprise is a GHNI pillar, providing many potentials for incomes and additional incomes generation
* Winning: Hope is desperately needed in each of our lives. Hope runs in abundance in these TCD endeavors!!!

“#1 – CLICK ON” for video of David explaining some TCD input and these new wells.

"Seconds Away" Is the Water - SEE Video "CLICK HERE"
“Seconds Away” Is the Water – SEE Video “#2 – CLICK HERE”

“#2 – CLICK ON” HERE for well water actually starting to pump out of this new diesel to electric conversion process …

Thanks to YOU … this is all available to increasing numbers of people in “this your village”! 🙂
Dan

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