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.
Feb 12, 2016

News from the Bon Center

Dear Friends,

The children living and studying at the Bon Center are divided into four houses. There is friendly competition between the houses both in sports, activities and academics. The children study and enter contests in Tibetan and English languages including, writing poetry, recitation, calligraphy, essay writing, quiz competitions and acting. The sports competitions include, basketball, cricket and pin pong. The students also compete on district, state and national levels.

The center makes every effort to support and encourage students to go onto further study and there are more than 20 students studying in different universities, colleges, vocational training centers and schools. Former students return to the center to visit and maintain relationships with other students and staff.

Other news from 2015, includes the completion of a new building for the nuns and female students consisting of 18 bedrooms where 30 females can stay. There is also room for a doctor to stay on site as needed. One student commented on life at the center saying, “Hostel life is disciplined life which improves character and promotes understanding between students. We learn a sense of responsibility in taking care of our belongings and health which makes us independent. Children from different backgrounds learn collectively more about their diverse society.”

Please read the attached 2015 Newsletter for information on CHI activities last year.

Thank you for your support.

Feb 12, 2016

One Million Listeners!

Dear Friends,

The radio station is enjoying acclaim and success in its broadcasting. There are 11 staff now with 5 of them full time. Staff meet regularly as in the photo to prepare programming and to add new topics in response to listeners interests or local, national or international events.  Broadcasting starts at 8 am and ends at midnight. The estimated listening audience is 1 million! Each day there are at least 10 different programs so in a week 70 programs.  There is consistent interaction with the audience through call ins and texting. For example, Fridays have live programs and there was International Peace Day celebrations and current events news and that one program generated 600 calls and text messages!

One of the listeners said, “Mostly I follow educational parts and child psychology programs because the country is improving when it has a good education. If there is no education in a country that country will fall down because a successful country is built on education and the children are the wealth of a country and we must grow up this wealth.”

Please read the attached CHI 2015 Newsletter  for information on activities last year.                                                                                                                  

Thank you for your continuing support for this enterprise which is reaching so many in the Herat area and beyond.

Jan 19, 2016

Scholarships to be Awarded Soon

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your generous support!! The school year in Afghanistan is in recess and will restart in April. 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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