During the second COVID19 relief distribution we were able to fill 200 bags with 43kgs of staple food, cleaning and hygiene supplies. Our project managers worked together across our four projects – disability, life skills, women’s empowerment and antihuman trafficking – to get the relief to those in our projects who needed it the most.
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.
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.
During lock down due to COVID-19 in Kazakhstan the rate of domestic abuse has increased as people are quarantined in their homes together.
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.
“The training has shown me the importance of discipline in recording my cash flow and saving my profits. Now I know why I’ve failed before and I’ve seen that even a small business can be successful.”
We are building a culture of reading among the children. As they read, they learn to express new ideas, and their attitudes and behavior change positively.
Participants are actively employed in their own private enterprises using the skills and strategies gleaned from the training to build sustainable businesses!
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!”
There is a hunger for learning and education in Afghanistan. Rahmat Publications seeks to meet this deep need by translating, designing and publishing a variety of books that will make an impact on the values of society.
“…In this way, we are supporting about 500 vulnerable families a week with fresh vegetables…”
What is better than teaching young people skills for the future? Helping to develop local teachers so they can teach these skills!
In our empowerment project, women and youth interact together and discover their own value.
Young and old alike passed by, marveling at dozens of paintings…
“And how do we lead our families with love, speak in a kind way, and not with violence?” asks Ahmed. He is one of the coaches at Keystone.
The Sad Red Zelfija doll with a big heart is always there for everybody. The Happy Blue doll does not just live for everyone else.
At the Agricultural Cooperation for Development (AC4D) farm, the team is now testing some of the newest technologies to increase crop yields while minimizing the quantity of resources applied to the crops.
Training kindergarten teachers in more interactive teaching methods that use games, songs, crafts etc. to fully engage the children in learning.
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.
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.
Their biggest felt need is to have someone who isn’t there to benefit from them, but who wants to listen to their stories and to believe in them.