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 empower grassroots organizations that provide education, training, and health care to needy people. CHI supports organizations that respond to community needs on an individual level, foster community participation and utilize culturally sensitive education and training.
Dec 31, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Years!!!!

After spending some months in mediation, the essential oils healer returned to Menri Monastery in mid-October.  He brought all of the essential oils with him  that he had purchased with funds from all of you and began treating patients.  In November, Toc Dunlap from Creating Hope International (CHI) traveled to India to visit the programs at the monastery and brought small glass bottles and thyme thujanol, which had been requested. 

On December 31, 2014, Yungdrung Tenzin wrote the following:

 Dear friends,

Many greetings to you,

 I hope you are well and happy!

 A new year .. 2015 very soon, in a few hours, the first day of the western New Year!

and ..a few weeks later,

another new year:

the year of the Wood-Sheep (in the Tibetan lunar calendar)

starting February 19th, 2015!

 Happy celebrations to you!

Happy New Year(s) 2015!


Tomorrow, on January, 1st, 2015, there will be a special New Year's Day celebration.

On the Menri Monastery hill top, we shall perform the Sang and Lungta ceremony, praying for peace and for happiness of all beings in the entire world.

Tibetan villagers and visitors will also join us in this annual ritual.

 Wishing you Happiness, Peace, Health and Prosperity in 2015!

 Prepared by Yungdrung Tenzin and Toc Dunlap

Dec 23, 2014

School Gets Top Honors!

Private School Students
Private School Students

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support in 2014! So many of you have helped to fund a number of scholarships to four private schools in Afghanistan, and on December 17 one of these schools received top honors from the Ministry of Education in the province of Herat, Afghanistan. 

The Appreciation Letter Reads:

We are honoring you for your outstanding efforts… for offering exceptional educational services, having qualified teachers and excellent equipment in a good environment. You are paying great attention to expanding students’ level of knowledge. The education department of Herat City offers this letter to you in appreciation for your extraordinary services. We wish you greater success in the future.

Of all of the schools in Herat Province, only four were chosen for this honor. At the ceremony where this honor was given, a government official said “Professor Sakena Yacoobi (the founder of the school) is not only providing the people with the best educational services through her high schools, but she is also providing great educational services for thousands of people yearly through AIL. I, on behalf of the President of Afghanistan and the minister of education, appreciate the services which are being provided by this honorable and hardworking lady, Professor Sakena Yacoobi and her staff.”

Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide scholarship students so that they may attend such a high quality institution. Your support is helping to change lives. Thank you. 

Dec 9, 2014

40 Operations = 40 changed lives

Afghanistan needs a balanced economy and that is why we support the private hospital established Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Founder of the NGO the Afghan Institute of Learning. Private development is crucial to establishing a self-supporting Afghanistan. Dr. Yacoobi believes Afghans want to be responsible for themselves and are not looking for handouts. The people who come to the hospital all pay something, those who can, pay more and subsidize the needy but sometimes there is a funding gap and that is why we need your support to help pay for surgeries for the poor.

In the last 3 months there have been 2,523 treatments at the hospital including, 40 operations. The hospital treats all manner of medical issues from injuries, diseases and pregnancy to prevention and health education.

Thank you for your interest in Afghanistan and your support for our projects. We have included Creating Hope International’s 2014 newsletter and hope you will read through it.


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