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.
Sep 3, 2016

University Students Helped

Dear Friends,

Many poor Afghans have benefited from scholarships to attend private high schools. CHI Vice President, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi founded 4 private schools in Herat and Kabul. She also wanted to improve access to higher level university education for poor Afghans.

Most recently, there have been 15 students at university in Herat who have also had some financial aid from CHI. Two of the students are studying English, and two Mining and Geology. There is one student studying each of, psychology, political science, economics and management, religious law, Dari literature, nursing, computer science, graphic design and stomatology. Finally there is one scholarship student who is taking a Masters level course.

Nine students in Kabul attending at 7 universities have received scholarships. Three of the students are studying law and politics, and two are on a BBA course. A scholarship also went to one literature, and  one engineering student

Here is one woman’s thoughts, “My name is Fariba and I am studying English Literature.  I want to be a senior teacher of the English language because most Afghan people are not familiar with English. I want to teach English professionally. The scholarship given by AIL makes me happy because it is a great help to me”. 

Thank you for your support helping Afghans gain a quality education.

Sep 3, 2016

Radio Meraj reaches 2 million!

Dear Friends,

Radio Meraj has been in operation for just over a year and amazingly is now reaching over two million listeners!

In a survey conducted in May, based on the Cochran formula, 400 people were interviewed and results show that 90.3% of the people listened to Radio Meraj!  62.4% listened to Meraj for 1-2 hours a day, 19.1% listened for 3-4 hours and 8.8% listened for 7-8 hours a day.  If this is applied to the entire population of Herat City of 3 million (covering 2 of the 8 districts that Radio Meraj broadcasts to), then estimates would say that the station reaches approximately 2.7 million people on a daily basis!

The main purpose of all Radio Meraj’s programs is to educate and therefore develop and improve minds and behaviors of people, thereby creating a better functioning society. Helping people to understand their rights, encouraging participation in elections, explaining concepts such as freedom and democracy – these are part of the work of Meraj. The programs include contributions from experts, university teachers, lawyers and activists, both male and female. Including knowledgeable and respected people in the programs encourages listenership and gives credence to the programs.

One listener, Morsal from Zendejan District  had this to say, I have three younger siblings in my family. They lacked interest in school and as a result received low grades. My older brother and I tried to help them but the end result was fruitless. I began to have them listen to Radio Meraj. While listening to the teenagers’ program, they became interested in studying and academics. Now they spend two or more hours  doing their homework and even reading in their spare time. I owe this to Meraj and only wish the station future success.” 

 Thank you for your support!

Aug 25, 2016

Thank you

Dear Friends, 

Thank you for your generous support! Creating Hope International is working with our Afghan partners to select a deserving student to receive the scholarship you helped to fund for this school. We will update you as soon as we can with information about the student who receives this scholarship.

The scholarship students are always delighted to receive support as this student said, “ I am in the ninth grade student of Prof. Sakena Yaccobi School I got a scholarship and it played a major role in my life. I can study with comfort and relief  in my mind  now because my poor father was not able to support my school expenses. Moreover, this scholarship has great positive effects on me and caused me to work even harder at my studies.  There is a great leadership class at the school for the top students who are allowed to take the class for free and I am one of the participants.” 

Again, thank you for your kind donation. This scholarship will allow one poor student to receive an education that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. Your donation will help to change the course of one young Afghan’s life.

Thank you.


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