National and Regional faith-based Mobilizations for Education

Educational programs of the Methodist and United Churches in seven countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) in South Asia:

During her tenure with the General Board of Global Ministries, Sarla Chand helped the Methodist Church to bring education and opportunity for better life to the poor and marginalized . Thousands of children, mostly from rural areas had an opportunity to live in hostels (dorms) and get quality education in these Church owned and managed schools and colleges.

In addition, Sarla enabled the establishment of HIV/AIDS Education/Awareness Center at Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, India. Students and faculty were empowered through workshops and seminars to spread the prevention and stigma reduction messages in the community and other educational institutions. The Center was so successful that it attracted the attention of the government and other donors who not only supported the expansion of this Center but also enabled similar work in other educational institutions.


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