CHINAR International

CHINAR International CHINAR is a non-profit focused on empowerment of orphans, vulnerable children & marginalized youth Financially, this approach is very attractive as well.
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CHINAR was launched in 2003 in northern Virginia for rehabilitation of orphans and vulnerable children in conflict areas. Between 2004 and 2011, CHINAR successfully ran a pilot project called CHINAR Home (a home for 20 orphan boys and girls) in Kashmir India, in partnership with a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). CHINAR supported the local NGO in Kashmir both programmatically and financi

ally during this time. The partnership also successfully conducted remote sponsorship of vulnerable children and disaster relief activity after the earthquake of 2005 in Kashmir which included rehabilitation of a border village in Uri district. In 2011, after a thorough organizational review and pilot project assessment, CHINAR made major changes to its strategy with the goal of delivering high impact, sustainable, innovative and scalable solutions to the most pressing social problems related to orphans, vulnerable children and marginalized youth. In addition to revising its programs, CHINAR also revamped its overall management including remote governance, operations, monitoring and oversight. After the organizational review, CHINAR concluded its partnership with the local NGO in Kashmir and launched new chapter organizations in Srinagar and Delhi in India to execute on the new strategy. CHINAR now has offices in Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) and New Delhi in India and Reston, Virginia in the USA. The new strategy includes:
Support for marginalized youth
Holistic community based approach to rehabilitate and empower orphans & vulnerable children without displacing the children. This is accomplished through the following programs:
Quality education and nurturing environment for children
Livelihood support for guardians of such children
Skill development and jump-start capital to start to help marginalized youth start a business. CHINAR's programmatic interventions have a clear exit strategy and ensure sustainability after the project is over. The bottom line is, if a vulnerable child can't get education because of poverty, CHINAR can help. The idea is to provide such children with a wholesome environment at home, at school and in the community, so that the children can blossom and reach their full potential. In an institutionalized care model, an orphan or vulnerable child is brought into a well-conditioned and controlled environment. CHINAR, on the other hand, use a holistic approach to create a healthy and nurturing environment for vulnerable children without displacing them. At home, CHINAR ensures that vulnerable children get all the basic necessities so that they can attend school and receive a quality education. CHINAR also helps the guardians of such children with interest-free microfinance livelihood support called Community Finance. This enables the guardians to receive stable income, become good role models and mentors to their children, and raise their families in a nurturing way. The goal is to make the families self-reliant and the program sustainable within 5 years. To improve the quality of education in school, CHINAR has developed a comprehensive strategy that involves remedial education, teacher workshops, community mobilization, and teacher motivation and incentivization.Community environment improvements are planned by providing counseling and guidance to community members. All of CHINAR's programs have a very strong counseling, monitoring and oversight component. Using this strategy, the lifetime cost of supporting a child is around 15-20% of that of a child raised in an orphanage. This community-based holistic strategy qualified for the semi-finals of the Echoing Green Fellowship 2012 program for bold innovative solutions of social problems. CHINAR made it to the top 10% of the 3500 worldwide applications. http://www.echoinggreen.org/blog/2012-semifinalists

LEARNING CIRCLE MEET- EDUCATION FOR YOUTHCHINAR organised a Learning circle meet for Education for youth candidates. The...
10/24/2023

LEARNING CIRCLE MEET- EDUCATION FOR YOUTH

CHINAR organised a Learning circle meet for Education for youth candidates. The session mostly focused on mentorship, career guidance and aims/aspirations of candidates.

Humayun kaiser, Former Director Radio Kashmir also joined the interaction and guided youth on choosing their career paths.



10/24/2023

LEARNING CIRCLE MEET- EDUCATION FOR YOUTH.

Global Executive Director, Mr. Irfan Shahmiri during interaction with students who are getting support from CHINAR International under Education for youth program.



CHINAR BOD’s PROGRAM ASSESSMENT VISIT TO THE REMOTE WARWAN VALLEY IN KISHTWARFour Board of Directors at CHINAR Internati...
10/22/2023

CHINAR BOD’s PROGRAM ASSESSMENT VISIT TO THE REMOTE WARWAN VALLEY IN KISHTWAR

Four Board of Directors at CHINAR International, along with other CHINAR team members, embarked on an arduous journey to Warwan Valley in District Kishtwar, aimed at assessing the progress and the impact of CHINAR's diverse programs operating under the umbrella of the Warwan Valley Transformation Program.

In 2016, CHINAR International entered into a collaborative partnership with the Warwan Valley Ecotourism Society (WVETS), marking the beginning of its interventions in the realms of education and youth empowerment. During this initial phase, the valley's roads remained unpaved, and a single operational phone line served as the community's sole link to the external world. The situation with roads and communication is much better now.
Currently, CHINAR's footprint extends to 11 out of the 15 villages, with 22 community learning centers (CLC) as part of its comprehensive quality education program. These centers play a pivotal role in benefiting 800 children residing in the region, fostering holistic development and growth. The focus is on bridging learning gaps through activity-based learning with a focus on socio-emotional competencies and enhancing parental engagement thus providing children with foundational education for becoming school-ready. The center is run by a facilitator who registers 35 students up to the primary grade level. CHINAR provides all the startup stationary necessary to run these centers.

In addition to its educational initiatives, CHINAR extends the much needed support to the youth population through a multitude of programs. Under its Small Business Support Program, CHINAR has helped jumpstart the livelihoods of 3 young individuals through business like grocery stores, sheep rearing units and electronics stores. Furthermore, the organization's skill development initiatives in tailoring and tilla work empower local youth to acquire valuable skills and generate income for their families. CHINAR also serves as a beacon of hope for young individuals with a passion for pursuing higher education but lacking the means to do so, offering substantial support through its Education For Youth Program. For instance, Firdous Khanday from Aafti, who was once stifled by extreme poverty and was on the brink of abandoning his higher studies, now pursues a postgraduate degree in Tourism at Kashmir University, thanks to CHINAR's unwavering support. To date, over 400 youth have reaped the benefits of CHINAR's multifaceted programs.
During their visit, the members of CHINAR International's Board engaged intimately with the local community, gaining invaluable insights into the impact of their work on the ground. Simultaneously, they identified the community's challenges and pain points. It was heartwarming to discover that the community has placed unwavering trust in CHINAR's efforts and fervently desires an expansion of the organization's activities to reach and assist more children, youth, and the community as a whole.
Beyond their interests in education and youth empowerment, the community members expressed a compelling desire for the training of young women as midwives as there have been quite a few deaths and complications during pregnancy due to lack of basic health care.

During their trip, the board members distributed school bags to around 800 children registered in the community learning centers across the Warwan Valley.

Armed with a wealth of firsthand information and experiences from their recent visit, the CHINAR International team returns with renewed determination to strengthen their programs and drive positive community transformation in the remote Warwan Valley.

*Warwan Valley, nestled in the heart of the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, stands as a remote, medieval haven, isolated from the outside world for approximately 3 to 4 months each winter due to its treacherous, impassable roads. This picturesque valley, home to over 10,000 inhabitants spread across 15 villages, continues to grapple with the lack of basic necessities, including access to electricity.

Read our press release here : https://www.thekashmirmonitor.net/chinar-intl-bods-visits-warwan-valley/

10/09/2023

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2023

In this monthly edition, you will discover a comprehensive overview of the significant activities that happened across all our programs, making it an eventful period for CHINAR. From organizing collaborative health camps to launching 25 small business support units and introducing two new communities under Parvaaz, each event was a remarkable success. The major highlight was the meticulously planned small business support event, which garnered participation from esteemed experts from TISS, local entrepreneurs, and business leaders. The event not only exceeded our expectations but also received an overwhelmingly positive response from all the attendees.

Read on to know the detailed summary of all the activities which took place in September, presented in our newly designed newsletter.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18JtbVV5EDGHH8gUzjQMQ5dnN0sOvR_1h/view?usp=sharing

WE ARE HIRING!MIS ASSISTANT (PART-TIME BASIS)Are you a tech-savvy person with a passion for data organization? Are you r...
10/03/2023

WE ARE HIRING!
MIS ASSISTANT (PART-TIME BASIS)
Are you a tech-savvy person with a passion for data organization? Are you ready to make a meaningful impact with your technical skills? Here is an opportunity for you!
CHINAR International is looking for an MIS Assistant for data entry, organize data and compile into a functional database system.

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Kindly email your resume to [email protected].

Last date to apply - 10th October, 2023.

10/03/2023

PARVAAZ LAUNCHED IN MUNDYARI VILLAGE (BARAMULLA)

CHINAR International launched in the Mundyari village of Baramulla district. The event was attended by over 100 people including community members, youth, CLC teachers, school principals and CHINAR enrolled children/families. The program commenced with a warm welcome address, followed by a comprehensive introduction to CHINAR programs. As part of medical support, we also checked the height and weight of children enrolled in the program. Throughout the event, community members expressed their heartfelt appreciation for CHINAR's efforts and promised full support to our interventions. The event concluded with the distribution of welcome kits - first aid kits and nutrition packs to 48 children enrolled in Child development, and the signing of contracts with their parents. With the addition of Mundyari, this event marks the eighth vibrant community to be embraced by the wings of Parvaaz.

We hope that the Parvaaz program will continue to flourish, making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the enrolled children and their families.




09/26/2023

HEALTH CAMP HELD IN PARVAAZ COMMUNITIES

CHINAR organised health camps across three districts - , enrolled under Parvaaz, in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers of each respective district. The medical team consisted of a diverse group of professionals, including general physicians, an ophthalmologist, a dental surgeon, a pharmacist, and a counselor, who diligently conducted thorough examinations for over 300 beneficiaries. These camps also provided supplementary medicines and referrals for further medical intervention. This initiative reflects our commitment to addressing not only economic but also healthcare needs within these communities.




09/19/2023

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2023

The month of August has been eventful, marked by a series of significant events across all the core programs. The highlight of the month was the 5-day residential boot camp aimed at capacity building of CLC facilitators hailing from the remote Warwan Valley. This year, we continued our collaboration with chief medical officers across five districts to successfully execute health camps for enrolled children and families. Through our robust internship program, two interns from the United States, along with three local interns, completed a one-month internship at CHINAR.
Read on to learn about more accomplishments and collaborative efforts from the past month. Thanks for your continued support!

CHINAR International organized a two-day capacity-building training workshop supported by WIPRO under its community lear...
09/19/2023

CHINAR International organized a two-day capacity-building training workshop supported by WIPRO under its community learning centre program

We delved into various aspects of education, including addressing corporal punishment, time management, the art of crafting effective lesson plans and using data analysis for better planning.

The session was incredibly insightful and empowering, equipping them with valuable skills to create well-structured and engaging lesson plans that will make a real difference in the classroom.




















09/14/2023

COMBINED TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR FIELD STAFF
CHINAR organised collaborative training workshop for field staff under Parvaaz and CD. The primary objective of the workshop was to equip our field staff with comprehensive knowledge about the program updates, monitoring frameworks, basic MS excel skills and processes and protocols. The workshop included focused session on the assessment and selection criteria for Youth Development alongwith a thorough orientation of the baseline tool used to gauge competencies of enrolled children.
During the workshop, monitoring kits were distributed among the field team that will serve as valuable to support their ongoing efforts.



09/13/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION Evening DAY 3

Javeed Ahmed, Lead Youth Development CHINAR International talking about the pre-requisites of launching a unit.



09/13/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 3

Selected candidates during training with TISS faculty.

Session- Budgeting and business cash flow.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar



09/13/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 3

Training of top 25 applicants kicked off.



09/13/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 3

Celebrating the selection of top 25 applicants for Business incubation program.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai



09/13/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 3

Dr. Zahida Shah sharing her views about Business incubation program.



09/13/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT- DAY 3

Started the day by congratulating the 25 applicants who made it to top 25 of cohort IV of Business incubation program.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
Rahim Motors



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 2

Closing comments and vote of thanks by Lead, Child Development- CHINAR International



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT- DAY 2

Syed Abira from Bandipora presenting her idea of starting a Common Service Center.



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 2

Ishfaq from Cohort 3 of Small business support program sharing the journey of his business expansion.

09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 2

Mr. Javeed Ahmed, Lead Youth Development during Q/A with presenter.



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 2

Mr. Abdul Rouf Khan- JKEDI during Q/A with one of the presenter.



09/12/2023

Aijaz Ahmed from Budgam presenting his idea of mushroom cultivation.



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 2

Sajad Ahmed from Shopian sharing his business idea.



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 2

Mansoor Ahmed from Kulgam sharing his business idea.



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT-DAY 2

Zubair Ahmed from Anantnag sharing his business idea.



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT- DAY 2

Rayees Ahmed sharing his journey of starting Tiffin aaw and his experience of serving hospital staff and patients during Covid Pendamic.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT- DAY 2

Dr. Shazia from Social work department, Kashmir university sharing the importance of taking initiatives for youth in Kashmir.



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT- DAY 2

Views on program by Mr. Sujay Dixit from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai



09/12/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT- DAY 2

Starting off the day with recap and welcome.



09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Closing comments of Day 1 by Mr. Abdul Rouf Khan- JKEDI



09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Mehroo from Kupwara presenting her idea of sheep farming.



09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Syed Tahir from Bandipora presenting his idea of block brick manufacturing.



09/11/2023

Roohul Umar from Shopian presenting his idea of Food truck.



09/11/2023

Nadeem Ahmad from sopore presenting his idea.

09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Mohd Ayas presenting his business idea.



09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Gh Rasool from Bandipora presenting his business idea.

Idea- Boutique

09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Waseem Raja from Shopian during Q/A with panellists.

Idea- Mobile motor repairing



09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Tariq Ahmed from Bandipora talking about the competition and Unique selling preposition of his business idea.

Idea- Dry selling and packaging



09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Mohd Ishaq from Bandipora presenting his business idea of Common Service center.



09/11/2023

BUSINESS INCUBATION EVENT

Ab. Hamid bhat Sb sharing his inspirational entrepreneurial journey of starting Rahim Motors.

Rahim Motors



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Repetition:3-10/5-10 times
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Breathing exercises improve and maintain your lungs functions. These exercises are always important and everyone should do them . In current time it is more important to perform them, particularly those having Mild COVID 19 symptoms or those under home quarantine.
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Repetition: 3-10/5-10 times
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Our 2019 Cohort graduated to alumni yesterday and our 2020 Cohort begins their new stories with us.

One step at a time, one Cohort at a time, one region and Entrepreneur at a time, the horizon seems like a more definite line.

With tears in our eyes and smiles on our faces we reminded each other that TOGETHER WE CAN. YES WE CAN.

Thank you to all who joined us for the graduation and opening yesterday. Here's to the ones who dream!
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LIVE APRIL 4TH - Global Dua event hosted by Chinar International

We will be going LIVE APRIL 4TH for 45 minutes starting at 8:45pm Indian standard time and 11:15am EST for a Kashmiri Global prayer for protection against COVID-19.

Will have some Islamic reminders as well as a Dua by Moulana Arshad of Kashmir, Iqbal Qazi from our last video, as well as some Chinar members from USA.

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