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Jan 22, 2019

Service Temporarily Restricted by Local Leaders

For the time being, the government has closed off the area in Myanmar where the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) we serve are located. The local leaders do not want aid mistakingly ending up in the wrong hands during this period of instability and violence.

However, we remain in contact with our local TCD committee and are monitoring the situation. When access is restored, we will be there to help those in need.

We deeply appreciate the continuation of your regular giving. The funds will be used to resume service to the IDPs after the access ban is lifted. We have experienced this type of situation before and feel confident that the restriction is only temporary.

Jan 15, 2019

Plans for Upcoming Trip

Throughout the year, Global Hope Network takes small teams of volunteers on Short-Term Trips to visit the field. During these trips, participants work alongside villagers and see Transformational Community Development (TCD) in action. 

This spring, we will be taking a group of Short-Term Trip volunteers to Iraq to serve the Yazidis. The volunteers will assist with Transformational Community Development training and provision of aid supplies. The trip will be led by GHNI staff who already have established long-term relationships with Yazidi refugees. 

We are still actively raising funds for a school bus to help the Yazidi children get to school on a daily basis, as well as general funding to support TCD in the region.

Jan 2, 2019

Investing in the Next Generation

There are around 500,000 to 600,000 Syrian refugee children, but despite all the help from international and local NGOs, along with the Lebanese government, only 160,000 of these children have been reached.

Public schools have been opening PM shifts, especially for these refugees. With all these efforts, more than 300,000 children still remain without schooling.

This year, GHNI launched new classes at the House of Sarah for women and children to overcome illiteracy. These classes are in addition to the three vocational training programs and art classes that we have been providing.

This school will be taking part in supporting hundreds of children with education. Our aim is to provide the younger generation with tools to enhance their living standards and rebuild their country when they go back.

Some children are very thirsty to learn, which is healthy as they grow. When watching and analyzing their behavior, we noticed that they were sometimes hyperactive to the extent of violence. The more they are studying and becoming educated, the less violent and hyperactive the children become. When talking with them, they had only bitter memories of the war, damaged houses, and dead friends and family members. Now they have increased general knowledge and preferences, and they have begun to dream.

In the future, they will be an educated generation that pursues what they love in peace, while they rebuild their home country better than it was.

In addition, we have been providing health services five days per week to maintain the well-being of the children and all their family members.

 
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