Integrative Rural Development Program started
In July we announced our Integrative Rural Development Program (IRDP). We have identified Sarkari Cham village as the site of our pilot project, which is now underway! With the help of local activists, we have initiated a social development organization in the village which is now ready to elect officers and form committees to improve the economy, education, healthcare, and the environment. We are working with government entities to build a middle school for girls, who are currently unable to study beyond class 5. We are also planting trees to help combat deforestation, and were are looking for a rental property to use as a women’s center.