The sewing center students have already learned how to sew clothes, so now they are working on handbags and ladies’ shawls. The trainer is very excited along with students. The trainer shared, “This is what was in my mind to teach the girls. Now they cannot only stitch clothes, but they can also make the other things.”
The students are continuing to practice by working on their assignments in our computer academy. They are nearly finished with the course and they will be receiving their certificates after the Christmas holidays. The students are now preparing for final exams, and the trainer is doing his best to teach.
Farmers are ready to sow the mustard and fodder it. The land is already prepared after cultivating. The farmers work hard to ensure there is enough water for the crops. They are hoping they will get more water.
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. So far, you and others like you have donated $510 toward the school bus, so thank you for your generosity!
This month, we are 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.
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.