An Albanian Community Steps Up!

Don’t you love the saying that “children are the future in the present.” One sure way to impact a community’s future is for it to focus on its children. As CHE activities emerge in a community, sooner or later, the focus on children emerges. When this happens, perspectives and priorities change. The community moves from […]

Education is a Sure Way Out of Poverty

Education is a sure way out of poverty. Yes, it is! Especially, in this story from Nigeria, and bears out that the value of education is not something that can be imposed, but one that must be owned and valued by the community. However, the underlying poverty may be so excruciating that it is difficult […]

Managing Scarce Resources Effectively

As we work for community development around the world, we can see that some programs succeed and some fail. Often the difference comes with who is seeking for community change. If the local people come asking for training to improve their lives, the chance of success is great, and the programs are sustainable after the […]

Gladys N – A Powerful Influencer!

Today we have a story for you about a young lady from Uganda named Gladys. She faced multiple challenges while growing up, but remained determined to complete her education, despite all the odds pitched against her. Gladys’ personal sacrifice and determination have resulted in her becoming a powerful influencer, especially, in making a difference for […]

Programs for Children in MENA

BR is an NGO in a country in Middle East North Africa region where a team of devoted staff work through the community approach of Community Development Education (also known as CHE). The goal in poor villages is to uproot misconceptions and enable clear understanding in children, their teachers, parents and friends. God has made […]

He Understands Our Pain and Sorrow!

Life is not always a bed of roses! The longer one has been around, the more one has experienced pain. However, isn’t it amazing that God intersperses our lives with joy and pain to help us cope with life more maturely? Last month, I shared a story from Guatemala about weaving. That story took me […]

An Unusual Gift in Kind!

God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform! This month’s story is about one such mysterious move of God in supplying a need on the field. Rev. Mike, the principal of Josiah Bible College in Western Uganda, decided with the diocesan leadership to base his new college in a strategic location so that rural […]

Nigerian Crisis—Women and Children In Need!

Women and children were among the nearly 250 people violently killed in a recent attack in the Plateau State of Nigeria by Fulani herdsmen against predominantly Christian farming communities. Twelve villages were destroyed. Our partners in the Nigerian CHE network immediately responded to the crisis, as several of the affected communities are CHE communities.  Last […]