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.
“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.
Some of them wish the group could meet more than twice a week, but all the men say that they are continuing the exercises at home.
The hunger for more education in Afghanistan is almost tangible and so is the need to improve the education standards and resources.
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.
It’s not only relationships that Alma has grown in, but confidence too.
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.
“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.”
In the Roshkala district of the Pamir Mountains, we held an orchard biodiversity seminar where we discussed the life cycles of a variety of different insects living in their gardens.
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.
Local NGOs are encouraged to take part and be soundly equipped to respond to disasters/hazards by providing well-planned and implemented disaster response/preparedness programs enhanced by monitoring and evaluation skills in Iran.
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.
Training kindergarten teachers in more interactive teaching methods that use games, songs, crafts etc. to fully engage the children in learning.
What happens when you gather 62 social workers, addiction counselors and managers from 31 Iranian non-government and government organizations to spend five days together in interactive workshops on staff-care and self-care?
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.
Participants are actively employed in their own private enterprises using the skills and strategies gleaned from the training to build sustainable businesses!
Young and old alike passed by, marveling at dozens of paintings…
The staff decided to register Matin in the middle of the term and they involved him in every outdoor event and indoor activity. They asked the teachers to take his special situation into consideration.
‘Addiction Prevention in Family Settings’ was the title and theme of a five day capacity building workshop held in Iran. The twenty four participants were from other provinces and cities including Shiraz,
Integrating refugee communities into Iranian society through a trip to an amusement park.
Through the Self Help Group Approach, staff worked hard to form new children’s groups last year in the less-privileged areas of Kabul and its surroundings. As many as 1500 children connected with a group and are now enjoying and using our Rahmat books.