Czech NGO People in Need and Mercy Corps, in cooperation with the Faculty of Agriculture, Kabul University , and the Ministry of Education, organized a 15-day training course on Plant Protection for teachers from agricultural high schools.
(People In Need) The Czech humanitarian and development agency People in Need (PIN) and Mercy Corps, in cooperation with the Faculty of Agriculture, Kabul University , and the Ministry of Education (TVET Department), organized a 15-day training course on Plant Protection for teachers from agricultural high schools.
The training course is part of a …
People in Need (PIN) will construct or repair more than 100 water sources and give hygiene and sanitation education to over 30,000 people in a one year water and sanitation project in the Zare district of Balkh province in Northern Afghanistan.
Project coordinator Jan Faltus says: "Even though Zare is a remote and dry area, people are able to get enough water to survive. We would like to provide clean and abundant water for people and also improve the level of hygiene and sanitation here. Overall, this project aims to support water management.
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, June 6, 2007 - "We had to start from scratch once again, luckily for us not without support," said Mariam holding up the key to her new house. Mariam's family is one of the eighty that were given a new house on their original land, after their old house was washed away by the Tsunami in December 2004.
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, June 6, 2007 - Children in pre-schools are to benefit from their teachers' improved teaching skills. The Czech humanitarian and development agency, People In Need (PIN), has finished pilot training for pre-school teachers and has also published the Pre-School Teacher Training Manual, which will be used throughout the whole district. PIN, represented by Head of Mission Mr. Matej Novak and accompanied by the Secretary for the Eastern Province Ministry of Education, Mr. R.
PIN Activities in Afghanistan
People in Need (PIN, formerly PINF) is a Prague-based NGO providing humanitarian and development aid in crisis regions. Established in 1992, it is the largest relief organisation based in post-communist Europe.
PIN's mission in Afghanistan began in December, 2001. Today, PIN activities are conducted from six offices: a central coordination office in Kabul, a northern regional office in Mazar-e-Sharif, a southeast office in Paktya, and three field offices in the Balkh and Kunduz provinces.
One group of students in the classroom is already finishing written term exams, which check their knowledge of the past term. The last exam in November was written in the shade of trees in the school quad because classrooms were destroyed or occupied by IDP's. The last child handed in his exam form to his teacher impatiently because he wanted to go enjoy the ceremony with the rest of the students.
"The doll called Papule (little big mouth in Czech) is my favorite of all toys here." says the four year old Pasuna, whose hair is pitch black, while clutching a blond doll in her arms. About fifty other three- to five-year-olds are sat around colorful round tables. We are in a brand new nursery in the city of Trincomalee on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
The construction of the new nursery was finished at the end of December by People in Need, which is building six and reconstructing two other nurseries in the region. All of the original nurseries were swept by tsunami.
Sixteen year old Fatima runs in front of a drenched tent screaming her favorite "How are you?" She repeats this little ritual of hers over and over every time when foreigners come to the camp, where she lives. Fatima's English is very good and she never misses a chance to practice it. For a long time after the earthquake she would not be able to speak at all. A long time passed before she got over the loss of her family, her father in particular.
Life in a tent
"Our father was always big on education. Both of my brothers and me used to go to private schools.
People in Need
People in Need (PIN) is a Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission statement is to inspire a largeness of spirit in Czech society and around the world by helping others in need and by promoting democratic freedoms for all. PIN is a major advocate of democratic inclusion both in the Czech Republic and abroad, and in its 15 years of existence, has worked in 37 countries worldwide.
PIN came to Iraq in April 2003 and set up its main office in Al Amarah, Missan Province.
The diesel engine of the huge drilling machine roars to the green fields and a massive iron rotary drill champs another piece of soil and rock from the depth of about 30 meters beneath the surface. Around the heavy machine stand about ten children from neighboring houses and watch the metal monster's work with curiosity. They as well as they parents know that the annoying procedure will soon result in the huge benefit - safe drinking water for their and two more surrounding villages.