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 13, 2017

Bon Students Doing Well

Dear Friends,

The Bon center has over 230 students in its care. The students are working hard at their studies and the center reported recent success in state level competitions. Two of the pictured students won drawing competitions in a state wide competition.

The third photo shows one student who has remained at the center for a further year to volunteer as a cook before going onto a higher education institute. These young alumni hold fond memories of their time at the center and many return to visit or help out as they can. They will always be part of this special community and have grown up with a deep sense of the value of communal effort and working for the good of others. “This community has enlightened me not only with education but from the beginning it has taught me how to eat, talk, behave with elders and love the younger ones. Most importantly it has shaped my life to be more meaningful in the world.”

Our year end newsletter is attached.

Feb 13, 2017

More Scholarships to be Awarded

Dear Friends, 

The scholarship recipients continue to thrive in the learning environment provided by the Sakena Yacoobi Private Schools in Kabul and Herat. There are 2,137 students in the 4 private schools and one private kindergarten. There are 1,208 girls and 929 boys. The second Herat school started as a branch out of the main Herat school. The Learning Center that was in the village wanted to start the school and was able to do so with assistance from AIL. The scholarships will be awarded to students at this second branch.

In the current school year, 2016/7, there are 24 CHI scholarship recipients at the second branch Herat school, 17 girls and 7 boys. The school has a total student body of 217, 115 girls and 102 boys. All the students are delighted to receive any support for their studies. Here is what Amena had to say , “I am one of the eleventh class student who received a scholarship at Professor Sakena Yaccobi private school and I am proud to have started here four years ago. It provides the best level of education available along with great classes in singing, leadership, library, laboratory and sports. The scholarship means I can do my studies for free.

 I am also a member of the leadership class where I have learned great leadership principles like planning, reading and many other essential skills. I also won one of the gold medal from gold medal program which was such a great thing for me and my family.

Thank you for your continued support for education in Afghanistan. Please read our year end newsletter which is attached.

Feb 13, 2017

Radio Meraj Helps Individuals

Dear Friends,

The reports we receive from Radio Meraj continue to be very good indeed. The programming day has increased from 12 to 18 hours and the listenership increases each month. Meraj is now one of the top two radio stations in Herat with some of the newer programs being Technology Magazine, Teenagers, World Travel and Prophecy.

The station is an effective means of communicating information and is inexpensive in reaching hundreds of thousands. People enjoy the mixed format approach of sound, music and talk and call in radio. The station is very rooted in its listenership and community as this story indicates:

I went to get biometrics done for a passport but  because of corruption I couldn’t complete this procedure.  I was put off for approximately 4 months and every time I went to the passport office gate no one was there to answer me. One day as I was listening to Radio Meraj they had an interview with the head of passport office. I decided to call and talked with the head of passport office and  he promised to cooperate with me. Now the procedure is complete and I am  waiting for my passport to arrive. We should thank Radio Meraj for helping with underprivileged and deprived people of this society through its programs and helping solve problems.”

Please read our year end newsletter which is attached. Thank you for your support for radio communication in Herat!


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