Often young people to have no idea that sexual slavery exists in Kazakhstan.
As Operation Mercy trains and equips farmers and partners, we support the health and livelihoods of families in the Pamirs as well as see an increase in quantity,
“The English course has taken me into a totally different world! If God wills, I will join the computer course also.”
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.
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?
‘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,
“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.”
Ayete has been able to tell her story as part of Operation Mercy’s community motivational meetings which have kicked off the pilot year of a brand new project –
“…In this way, we are supporting about 500 vulnerable families a week with fresh vegetables…”
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.
What is better than teaching young people skills for the future? Helping to develop local teachers so they can teach these skills!
Operation Mercy works with schools and individual farmers to support them in setting up successful high-altitude greenhouse operations.
Integrating refugee communities into Iranian society through a trip to an amusement park.
It’s not only relationships that Alma has grown in, but confidence too.
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.
In our empowerment project, women and youth interact together and discover their own value.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.