Countries

The Countries

The countries are selected according to precise criteria:

  • A politically largely stable situation to protect investments
  • Personal experience in the countries with trustful personal contacts
  • Experienced local partner organizations
  • Working in partnership as the basis for long-term cooperation
  • High level of confidence for lasting positive results for the benefit of the people
  • Clearly defined field of action and financial conditions
Our main initiatives: Education, emergency aid for children, vocational training, support for women and the disabled, outreach program, emergency medical aid and clean drinking water.
The common storyline in India, Nepal and Nigeria is education. In India, we offer a wide range of our initiatives at various locations. In Nigeria, the focus is on education, medical aid and clean drinking water.

We describe the context, the challenge, a solution and the long-term benefits in the respective countries.

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Open Shelter and Skill

Robertsganj, Uttar Pradesh, India
All Programs

Upper Dolpo, Nepal
Education and Relief Aid

Amuro-Mgbom, Nigeria
Education, Outreach, pure water
Medical Aid

India

 

The project in Uttar Pradesh (Sonbhadra and Varanasi) runs under the name “Keshwa Child Welfare Center” and includes a 6-pillar strategy with various initiatives. The basis for this is the long-standing and excellent partnership with the Creation India Society and its founders Dr. Satya Prakash Tiwari and his wife Mala as well as the program director Hariom Tiwari, who operationally manages the project in Sonbhadra.
Covid-19 gave us a lot of trouble for two years, especially in India, but since March 2022 we have been able to gradually offer the entire spectrum. All current information is in available in the News-Blog-India.

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The context

In 2015, childcare started in Robertsganj in Uttar Pradesh (UP), the second poorest state in India with 240 million inhabitants alone. Uttar Pradesh as an independent country would be one of the most populous countries in the world, but also one of the poorest. About a third of the residents of UP are still illiterate. Robertsganj is the capital of the Sonbhadra district with 2.6 million inhabitants: 35% of whom live below the poverty line. 500,000 people suffer from insufficient infrastructure such as water, electricity, medical care with a few hospitals in the district. We are also active in Varanasi.

The challenges

If industrial work is available, it is very unhealthy and access to reasonable health care is a problem. Life expectancy is relatively low at 67 years. Today many children have very few rights, lack of access to healthy food, suitable clothing, adequate education and personal development. They are cut off from society, begging, working, selling drugs and falling into the wrong hands. At the end of 2017 we decided to build our own children’s center, which was occupied in autumn 2019. In our work, we have to deal with many challenges and risks.
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The solution

Schooling, vocational training, working with people with disabilities, child relief, support for women and local help in the villages under one roof is our comprehensive approach. The unique combination of all initiatives will make a lasting difference in the families in this area of poverty. In our KCWC projects, up to 40 people work at full operation, which we recruit from the region. We employ teachers, trainers and social workers with different experiences.

The long-term impact

Our goal is to be a contact point of trust for up to 500 children and juveniles, women and as many families as possible in Sonbhadra and in Varanasi district. We are also a recognized childcare and training center.
We enable many children and juveniles to have a future that is worth living in by working and treating their families with respect.
Our motto is: LEARN – EARN – SMILE
“We provide extensive support for people from rural poverty families and minorities. These people are far away from a good education. There are major deficits in health care and hygiene. We are talking about a very vulnerable and needy part of society. There are major challenges with regard to the education of children, disabled children, unwanted children, children of poverty and child labor. We want to ensure sustainable development and are looking for sustainable solutions.”
Dr. Satya Prakash Tiwari

Founder of the Creation India Society, Varanasi, India

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Nepal

Our winter school projects in Nepal take place in the two villages Saldang and Nyisal in Upper Dolpo at 4,000 meter sea level. In the schools 2-3 teachers are present as well as two people as assistant staff to prepare meals for the children. It is not easy to get teachers in winter. That is why the partnership with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche, his assistent Lhakpa Tsering, Karma Dhondup Lama, the founder of the school in Saldang, and the school coordinators Pema Wangyal (Saldang), Pema Tsering Gurung (Nyisal) and Dawa Phuntsok (Lhuri) is so important. We do the planning with them, they provide the teachers and organize the billing.

In 2021 we started supporting the school in Lhuri. Lhuri is situated between Saldang and Nyisal. This school has not been in operation since the civil war in Nepal and we wanted to help get classes going again. In January 2022, we decided to completely rebuild this school and to finance its operation for at least 20 years. You can follow the current information on the construction and operation of all schools on the News Blog Nepal.

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The context

Without the support of NGOs, schools would not exist in these most remote mountainous regions in the world. This project ensures daily instruction during the winter period in two schools in the Upper Dolpo villages. The children are trained in general knowledge, the Nepalese curriculum and the Tibetan culture. They have the choice of how and where they want to live their life. We want to give these children a perspective for their future. We have been funding the winter school in Saldang since 2016 and the school in Nyisal since 2019, the school in Lhuri as of 2021.

The challenges

Especially in winter, almost all villages are cut off from society. It takes 15 walking days back and forth to the next passable road. There are no electricity and very limited phone connections and medical care is very poor.
To get there, you have to cross several 5000-meter passes. People can only survive on their agriculture. Children often have to help in summer while missing school.
The only way to consistently deliver education is to run local schools including winter tuition.
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The solution

Education investments in Nepal are of great benefit to everyone and the community . Young adults can better organize living conditions and manage agriculture more effectively. They get a better relationship with money and live a conscious life.
There is evidence that young women are becoming more confident and dare to ask for help, for example at birth or other needs.
We fund annual training for teachers to improve their skills. In Lhuri we are building a school from scratch. 150 children attend lessons in the three schools.

The long-term impact

More and more children finish primary school and continue their education in Kathmandu.
Some stay in the city, others return home as farmers, teachers, medical assistants or in some other important function. This is the only hope for these villages to survive long term as students develop new ideas in agriculture, family planning and community life or engaged in politics.
It is worth supporting these people, preserving their unique, peaceful and non-violent culture while improving their living conditions.
“Whatever we do, should focus on the well-being of others and do something that really improves their situation.”
Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche

Buddhist leader in Upper Dolpo and Buddhist teacher

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Nigeria

Education is also in Nigeria the key to success. Our board member Melanie Facius lives with her husband and three children in Abakaliki, about 70 kilometers away from Amuro/Mgbom, where our large school project is being carried out. Through this contact and the partnership with the Holyrock, Mountain of Light Church in Mgbom, the best conditions for targeted support are given. In winter 2020 we started with the first activities. A lot has happened in the meantime. We have drilled a well and brought drinking water to the school grounds and are nearing completion of the renovation of the largest building, the U Block.

Other projects include family aid and medical emergency aid and we also want to do more to provide clean drinking water. For all the latest information, go to News Blog Nigeria.

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The context

Around 100,000 people live in the Afikpo region, mostly as farmers, fishermen or hunters with an income of less than US$ 2 per day. There is a lack of clean drinking water, the medical facilities are inadequate and there is hardly any power supply. The average life expectancy is 55-60 years.
The “Amuro / Mgbom Community Primary and Secondary School” is located between the villages of Amuro and Mgbom. Around 1,700 children from different villages attend the school. Some come from a great distance and have to be conveyed to school with a vehicle. The school complex consists of 10 buildings.

The challenges

The school buildings are in very poor condition. There are very limited options for an adequate instruction.
Classrooms are usually very hot and unbearable for students. Some of the classrooms are roofless and the walls are falling apart. There are no toilets, neither water supply nor special teaching rooms. There are often 3-4 classes in one room with different teachers instructing at the same time.
Many people in Afikpo become ill with typhoid fever and gastrointestinal infections from contaminated drinking water. Many residents cannot afford medical care.
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The solution

A comprehensive but gradual renovation of the school is required. Walls have partly to be replaced. The floors of the classrooms have to be tiled and in some big halls it is necessary to install walls to seperate classrooms. Sanitary facilities must be installed. These measures are the prerequisite for a positive development of the children, for a successful start into professional life and a “better” future.
We pay emergency medical care to people who are particularly in need. In the long term, however, we want to tackle the problem at the root and produce pure drinking water.

The long-term impact

With better education, children are ready to compete on the job market and can find employment anywhere in the world.
There are Governmental institutions, where they can work and help develop the country. With a better education some of the students can become entrepreneurs and create jobs for themselves and others.
Some of them could become effektive farmers and help, to solve the Problem of food shortage in the country.
With clean drinking water, we make a major contribution to people’s health.
“I believe, miracles happen when people help each other. The last few months of the Corona crisis have made it clear to me once again, how important it is to me, to give children better opportunities. As a very devout person, I am particularly inspired by a quote from Pastor Hannelore Frank: ‚When God wants to help and stand by us, when he wants to comfort, advise and encourage us, then he does not let happen a miracle with lightning and thunder, but he sends us a human being‘”.
Melanie Facius

Future member of the board of HUMAN-Foundation. She lives in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, Nigeria and will manage the project onsite

The children are our future. We believe that building our children through education is building our future. Our dream is to make our community a better place than we met it.
Angela Awah and Richard Light Awah

Pastors of Holyrock Mountain of Light Church in Amuro/Mgbo. Our future project partners in Nigeria

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