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Mission Statement

Half of IHF's mission is to educate the poor and the other half is to educate the world about the poor. Our vision is to strive for a world of leaders and citizens who have interacted with, and are truly knowledgeable about the world's poor. We believe in a "pass it on" philosophy where education is free and available for all who seek it. Those of us who have received a free education pass it on by helping others less fortunate by teaching, interacting and learning. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.

IHF is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization that strongly believes in an equal opportunity for all and in preserving the cultures, traditions and beliefs of the marginalized communities it works in.


Our programs are designed to fulfill our mission of both educating the poor and educating the educated about the poor. For example, many people do not realize that public education is not free in countries such as Kenya, Thailand, and Indonesia and that therefore most of the poor are unable to afford to send their children to school.


Average Review 67 reviews

Would you recommend IHF - International Humanity Foundation?

by Vijay I. (2014-12-25 19:19:49.0)
My Name is Vijay and I was an IT Professional. Now I am changing my career to Teaching English after completing the TESOL Course. After having completed the TESOL Course in Bali, Indonesia, I was privileged to spend a month of quality time at IHF, Bali among the children and volunteer's of IHF. I had the opportunity to be an hands-on English Teacher for Young Learners and Teenagers from the age of 8 to 16. It was very educational, and I learned alot of teaching knowledge from the time I spent here. Mainly, the different ways the Kids interact and the enthusiasm for learning. There is so much satisfaction teaching kids and nothing can surpass the joy of helping others. Its great volunteering at IHF, Bali. I was really touched by the kindness of the kids, and I also had a chance to give back to the community in a meaningful way. Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2015. Best Wishes Vijay
by Max T. (2014-12-01 21:01:37.0)
I'm a graduate student from China, I wanna a break after I finish- ed the research report this term, that's the why I decide to be a- n international volunteer. I can say that IHF(International Human- ity Foundation) is not hard to find on DOUBAN website, which is v- ery famous website in Chinese youth people. But please understan- d that IHF Bali Center is not the land of dream, we are volunteer- s here and the weather is really hot. Talk about those Balinese c- hildren, they really need a lot of help with education, some kids-  are smart, cute and shy, I really adore them~ We have classes ev- ery afternoon expect for Sunday, English classes on Monday, Tuesd- ay, Thursday and Friday, Wednesday is computer class and Saturday-  is special class.Some little kids can’t understand Eglish a lot,-  and we learned a little Indonesian which is fun. Apa kabar? (How-  are you today?) All of the local people I met are really hospita- ble and sweet.
by Leonardo D. (2014-07-29 09:43:15.0)
While I was thinking about applying for a volunteer experience with International Humanity Foundation, I went through a YouTube video about IHF, and in one of the comments there was written: “Don’t hesitate to apply”. I’m now nearly at the end of my experience with IHF here in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and would really like to thank the guy who wrote that comment, because it made me more confident about applying. So now I want to give the same advice to whoever is reading: if you’re staring at this testimonial now, trying to figure out whether it is a good choice leaving your country and spend two weeks, one month or more, volunteering in one of IHF’s centers: stop thinking! Don’t hesitate anymore and send the application form! Volunteering with IHF is an absolutely unique and incredibly enriching experience. You will have the possibility to pass your knowledge to students, who are extremely eager to learn, but also to get to know a different culture in a deep way.
by Mary Stuart W. (2014-07-12 04:00:22.0)
My name is Mary Stuart Wannamaker. I am a 22 year old from Charlotte, NC who lives in Madrid, Spain studying international relations, political science and foreign languages for my Bachelor’s degree. Yet, this summer, I am happily living in Nakuru, Kenya with the International Humanity Foundation family as a Work-Study Volunteer for 2 months (just shy of 9 weeks). Knowing that I am interested in a career goal concerning international development, human rights, and NGO organizations, when I heard back from IHF Kenya, it was an opportunity I could not pass as a summer internship. Upon my arrival to Nakuru, I was loved and greeted by many kids home from school on a Sunday and a handful of my co-workers. It was a great start to what is a great summer – or should I say winter as I am now in the Southern Hemisphere? I know already, that IHF Kenya is not only allowing me to love and learn from the Kenyan children and community, but it is also shaping me for great work in the future.
by Elise B. (2010-01-14 19:09:07.0)
IHF is a wonderful organisation! I'm volunteering in Banda Aceh for 2 months at the centre here and the set-up is just amazing: we have English, Computer and Maths classes 6 days a week, the kids that live here permanently go to school during the day and study with me at night, and the house itself is so, so homely - this really is a home and not just a centre or orphanage. IHF is really well organised, too - all volunteers do administrative tasks and we get everything done, for free, so that all the sponsor and donation money really does go to the kids! Thanks for giving me the opportunity IHF!