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.
Nov 29, 2016

Gardening at the Bon Center-50% Match on Giving Tuesday!

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When the Bon Foundation officers went to the boys' hostel during a visit the monk in charge said that some boys from rural areas were homesick for growing things so they planted a garden, shown in the photo.  The boys living at the center created the garden and take care of it helping them learn cultivation skills and reminding them of greener lands back home.
The BCWC is a caring and nurturing place as this past student says, “The birds never forget their nest so how can I forget BCWC which is more than my home. It provides me with everything I need to develop. When I remember the past 14 years at BCWC, it brings tears of happiness to my eyes. I thank everyone at the center for their kindness and for making such a colorful life for a homeless boy.”

Please remember the children of  BCWC and support them. May our gardens of whatever kind flourish. 

Nov 29, 2016

Learning about Leadership-50% Match on Giving Tuesday!

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A number of the scholarship recipients are part of the special Leadership Course run by the Herat private school which they attend. The 15 boys and 15 girls on the course are enthusiastic about what they are learning and doing. Their projects were pinned on the classroom walls with photos, so everyone’s work is acknowledged and the students can learn from each other. Each month one student receives the title of Best Leader and their photo goes up on the wall also.All students had to read a book this month and give a presentation to the class. 

Graduates of the previous class remain active and gave a seminar to the new class called Ways to Communicate with Others. Two of the grads also went to Radio Meraj and gave an interview about the importance of leadership in social and economic areas and in student life.

One student had this to say, “My name is Homaira and I am proud to be a student of this school for five years. I have experienced the great facilities there are for students and all the modern curriculums. I am so happy about getting a scholarship. I am studying hard since there is friendly competition among students who receive scholarships at the school. One of the other great achievements of the organization is its great leadership training courses which is free for the top students and a gives scholarships for others. Being in this class is very important for us all since it leads to great levels of progress and makes great leaders.”

Nov 29, 2016

Radio Meraj Opens Minds-50% on Giving Tuesday!

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Radio Meraj has been in operation for nearly 18 months and reaches over two million listeners!

To give you an idea of the philosophy behind the programming at Meraj, the manager (who is the first woman to be head of the journalism department at Herat University) wrote: “A great deal of our radio programs are planned, made and dedicated to the idea of enlightening the minds of people and the ideas of all the listeners. We are helping women take a greater role in society, increasing their presence and participation as well as increasing their organization and management skills so they can take care of their families while being ready to enter society more fully. We are also helping young people leave behind those actions and habits that negatively affect their future life. Instead we persuade them toward pursuing their education and finding interest in taking part in the social, political and economic changes that are happening in their society and country. Meraj programs have changed the lives of many youth in villages.”

The station is connecting people with news both local and international. Radio Meraj has guest speakers and experts from foreign countries, especially Europe, giving their opinions via Skype. Many of the programs are directed toward development of youth, striving to ensure they are on the path to a successful future. For example, Radio Meraj had a special program on the International Day against Drugs to motivate youths not to use drugs and not to destroy their future through substance abuse. Below is the heart-felt words of one young Radio Meraj listener:

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