This transformation is a marker of sustainable change, as Abdullah’s individual growth directly affects his sphere of influence.
To equip the members of our Kids Club to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we gave each participant a piece of soap and a booklet with information about the virus and how to stay safe.
Her sister was stunned that Rosa, herself, was willing to assume the shame.
STEP aims to help women who are inactive in the workforce to have the confidence, resilience and support to move ahead despite others thinking they have no future as husband-less women.
We are so encouraged not only to see relationships develop but hearing accounts from our Keystone participants that they themselves are being peacemakers, is extraordinarily gratifying.
Our women’s empowerment groups take the form of a lesson on a topic which is relevant to the ladies and then they divide into smaller groups to discuss the topic and share their thoughts and experiences with each other.
The Keystone programme was created when Operation Mercy saw many refugee men in Jordan struggling with Many of the men have experienced changes in their lives through Keystone.
The STEP class of this year has been a story of new beginnings.
In our empowerment project, women and youth interact together and discover their own value.
We have seen the light go on in children’s eyes as they, for the first time, discover how to string letters together into words, and read!
Often young people to have no idea that sexual slavery exists in Kazakhstan.
We were amazed by the administrator’s care and her wanting to protect our team.
“…In this way, we are supporting about 500 vulnerable families a week with fresh vegetables…”
AC4D embraces a long-term perspective, as the shift from a traditional to a technologically-driven farming mentality is a major change for local farmers.
“Now I’m living out my dream,” Bukurija said. “I’m a different person: I’m driving my car after many long years. I’ve started to have a smile on my face.
Women are finding support and belonging through sharing their stories and pain with their self-help group and hearing the stories and struggles of others.
As a beginner in the field with no previous knowledge of sewing, she progressed quickly. Meanwhile, she also started to relate well with the other ladies in the STEP programme.
At the closing celebration, he declared, “For four years after completing grade 9 I didn’t study and was not in a class with others. Studying and being together with the community gave me a lot of self-confidence!”
It was becoming very apparent that friendships were developing, and a sense of brotherhood was growing.
It’s not only relationships that Alma has grown in, but confidence too.