To educate impoverished children--activating their highest potential--and educate global citizens, through real life experiences, about the realities of impoverished communities, the value of other cultures, and the many responsibilities of running a... Read more
To educate impoverished children--activating their highest potential--and educate global citizens, through real life experiences, about the realities of impoverished communities, the value of other cultures, and the many responsibilities of running an international NGO. *Children always come first. We exist first and foremost to meet the needs of the children we serve. *Education empowers. We believe that education unlocks the door to greater potential and empowers people to make good decisions that lead to a brighter future for all of humankind. *Honesty is the only policy. Authenticity, sincerity, and transparency are not only paramount, they’re non-negotiable. *Celebrate differences. There’s a reason we see differently, our differences are not a liability, they are our strength.
The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is an international non-religious, non-political, and nonprofit organisation that provides education and safe Children's Homes to impoverished children in Indonesia, Kenya, and Thailand through our five (5) IHF Centers.
We function entirely through the efforts of volunteers, sponsors, donors, and an Executive Leadership team from all over the world.
To develop global leaders with cross-cultural experiences, and respect for different cultures, from differing socioeconomic backgrounds, who are equipped to make decisions that serve and positively impact, promote, and protect the dignity and humanity of people everywhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!