Creating Hope International (CHI)

Creating Hope International (CHI) was founded with the vision of bringing hope to victims of war, political unrest, and natural disasters through programs designed to help them rebuild their lives for a brighter tomorrow. CHI's mission is to provide education, training, and health care to the people in the world with the greatest needs. CHI responds to community needs at the grassroots, fosters community participation, and empowers people through culturally sensitive education and training.
Aug 26, 2014

The Value of Education

BCWC Students Getting New Backpacks!
BCWC Students Getting New Backpacks!

Thank you so much for your continued support and interest in our project! As you can see above, the students at the Bon Children’s Welfare Center (BCWC) were all given new backpacks! Thank you for helping give this gift to the children. 

We’d like to share with you a short essay written by a young man named Lhawang. Lhawang is in the eleventh grade, and has written about the value of education both in his life and for everyone. While many of the students are orphans, some to the students like Lhawang have come to the BCWC because there are no opportunities for an education in the villages where they live. Coming to the monastery is the only way that students like Lhawang can receive an education. Here is a bit about his story, in his words.

The Value of Education

In my childhood, it was my thinking that getting an education was a boring venture and would be a complete waste of my time. I didn’t want to study in my school life, but I was completely wrong. One day my father advised me very seriously that nowadays education is in so much demand that without education people can’t do anything and it is a vital part of life. A person without education is like a man without eyes.  If we have education we have a great chance to become an engineer, a doctor, a teacher, a pilot, a writer, any other respectable job, even prime minister of a country. Education makes us more perfect human beings and teaches us how to live with other people. These traits are developed in us just because of the education that we get in our life here at school. Life here at school is the most joyful and the happiest period in one’s life. Every day we get to learn new things. In school the teachers show us the right path of life. We get many opportunities to do different activities for our betterment. We also have a lot of time to study. So, the students should give their studies their full attention. If we don’t’ have an education, we cannot get jobs and cannot fulfill our ambitions of becoming a successful person. We all should know the value and significance of getting an education. My father has completely changed my life by giving me this simple advice. My father told me that I have to study hard because I am the eldest son of the family, the oldest of my brothers and sisters, so I have the greatest amount of responsibility. Thus, it becomes extremely essential for me to get my education in a proper way. For this reason, my father sent me to this monastery. There was no way for me to get an education in the village where I lived. Once I came here I began to study hard for my future and for my family. Now, I am in the eleventh grade and am working hard to fulfill the responsibility that is on my shoulder. I now understand the value of an education. 

Jul 10, 2014

Using Oils to Treat Patients

Picture of the New Health Clinic
Picture of the New Health Clinic

Dear Friends,

As we told you in our last report, the healer at the monastery recently treated 4 patients with mild to severe lung infections. All patients were healed in 7-14 days, depending on the severity of the infection.

In the last report we shared with you the first essential oil recipe that the healer used to treat these infections. The second recipe included 3 parts niaouli (melaleuca quinquenervia cineol), 2 parts ravintsara (cinnamomum camphora) and 2 parts rosemary verbenon (rosmarinus officinalis verbenon).

Both this recipe and the one shared in the previous report were administered orally and inhaled. When ingesting the mixture, mix 2-3 drops of the essential oil mixture with approximately ½ a teaspoon of vegetable oil and take this 2-3 times a day, at least 20 minutes before or after a meal. Alternately, the oil mixture could be added to a bit of honey or placed on to a small piece of bread to be ingested.

When the patient ingests the mixture, they are instructed to hold it under their tongue for at least 5 minutes, where blood vessels can pick up the mixture and carry the oils throughout the body. If the oil is swallowed too soon, it may not be as effective (unless you are treating the stomach!). To apply topically, you must dilute the oil to avoid any rash on sensitive skin.

The recipes mentioned in the last two reports from a book by Dominique Baudoux: "L'aromathérapie. Se soigner par les huiles essentielles" Editions Amyris SPRL, Collection Douce Alternative, Bruxelles, BELGIUM. 2002

As always, we thank you so much for your generous support of our efforts to provide essential oils to the monks at the Menri Monastery. Your support is what keeps this program going! Thank you!

Jun 25, 2014

Double Your Donation at Noon EST!!

Students at BCWC
Students at BCWC

Starting at Noon EST today you can double your donation to Creating Hope International (CHI)!! GlobalGiving and Microsoft YouthSpark are offering $200,000 in matching funds, but the funds will go fast! The last time they offered a 100% match funds ran out in just 15 minutes.

If you’d like to help CHI, please visit our project page right at Noon EST.

One of the students from the monastery says, “I began studying at the school in my village in Nepal, but the school did not offer many subjects. At the age of six I came to the Bon Children’s Welfare Center to continue my education. I study English, science, Tibetan language, social studies and math. I hope that after I graduate I can go back to my village to help to educate others. I will forever be grateful to the leader of this school. This school has changed my life.”

Thank you for your support of our project to educate Tibetan youth. We hope that you will take advantage of the matching opportunity today at noon EST!

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