One might wonder why having a computer institute in an impoverished community would be beneficial when people are hungry. In the age of technology, skills in computers and the English language are a much need commodity for employment. The GHNI India team shares of one woman who embraced the chance for success!
“Last month, one batch consisting of eight students have completed the diploma course in computer application (DCA). Another eight students have got newly enrolled for the next batch of the DCA. The institute is running smoothly.
“Miss Baha, living in Dumka, is a graduate of the DCA from the Advanced Business and Leadership Academy, Jharkhand Computer Insititute in Dumka. With a desire in her heart to learn computer, she joined the Jharkhand Computer Center with a hope that learning computer will help her to get good government job in her state.
“At the time Mis Baha joined the Center, she did not know anything about computer and even English as a language was a big challenge for her. But she had a strong determination in her heart that anyhow she has to learn computer. Within few days of her computer course, she felt that no other place can be better than the Jharkhand Computer Insititute to help her to learn computer.
“Today she has completed the six months diploma course and have already got a job of government police in central Jail. Learning computer in such a friendly and confident environment have made her proud of herself, and she is very much thankful to this institute and GHNI for providing this facility.”
Are you planning a big holiday feast with your friends and family? Many of the villages we work in suffer from malnutrition, so “feast” is not a term with which they are familiar. The families in these villages are working hard just to survive. They are happy to serve their children any food, and often this is possible only once each day.
This is where GHNI’s Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons on health and nutrition come in. When families learn to start their own garden and plant a variety of fruits and vegetables, it’s amazing to hear how lives begin to change. Children are healthier and miss school less often. They are able to focus on lessons because their stomachs aren’t rumbling. Fathers can work harder and earn more income when they are stronger.
Gambo Ya’u, a 13 year old boy in Nigeria listened to the TCD teaching on balanced diet and family gardens. He decided to plant a small garden of vegetables near the village stream. Faithfully, each morning and evening, Gambo Ya’u tends and waters his garden.
He said, “I don’t want my family to buy vegetables this year. We will get them all from my garden and I will sell whatever is left to make small money.”
You can help others like Gambo Ya’u start a family garden this holiday season.
Go to ghni.org/holiday-shop to give a feast!
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