In January 2020, the SHG began literacy classes in Qala Now with the support of the Afghan federation of self-help groups, grown out of our previous projects. For the women participating, these classes are a dream come true.
After joining the SHG, she began to listen to the difficulties and problems of the other women in her group. She realised that other people also had troubles and challenges.
“I found that the group was not just about savings and taking loans, but there were also many important social issues that we could learn and talk about.
Every Self Help Group (SHG) has a plan or a goal to work toward. Some of the SHGs make three month plans, six month plans and a more mature SHG can have a one year plan.
Recently the Mazar SHG trainers implemented a child protection training in one of their communities for thirty men. The training focused on issues such as children’s rights,
Doesn’t every child love the circus, perhaps even dreaming of being part the circus act? Imagine the delight when Afghan children from Operation Mercy’s Children groups enjoyed the visit of an organisation which uses circus performance to empower young people in Afghanistan.
In January 2020, the SHG began literacy classes in Qala Now with the support of the Afghan federation of self-help groups, grown out of our previous projects.
The hope is that in the future some of these poor families would start their own SHGs after having been in contact with the current groups and seeing how they can work together to better their own lives.