I have had the opportunity to opportunity to do an internship with Humanity For Children, an experience that has shaped the way I think of non-profit organizations. I come from Uganda, Africa, and have noticed that most NGOs that work in such places come in and go without making any tangible change. Humanity for Children's continuous efforts to engage with the community that it serves, its creative and innovative ways of finding solutions for people especially women in East Africa is unmatched. Dr. Bob Hansen's dedication to serve the people of East Africa, and constantly going back to see that programs are being implemented as planned is astounding and something that i truly admire about the leadership of the organization.
I have had the privilege to work with Humanity for Children and their work in Tanzania (Summer 2016). Humanity for Children is working with traditional birth attendants in remote villages to improve birth outcomes. I was very impressed with the partnerships that they have formed in this area. This project was truly a community-based, sustainable approach. I was fortunate to experience this with a great group of volunteers and enjoy the beautiful country and people. I hope to return again and continue to work with this amazing non-profit.
This summer, I went to Rwanda and Tanzania with HFC. What I experienced and what I got out of the trip completely blew my expectations out of the water. HFC is unlike any other nonprofit organization. The ways in which they help people are not temporary, but sustainable. You leave knowing that the impact you made and the things that you did will continue to grow and stay in effect long after you leave. The people that I met, the friendships that were created, and the experiences that I had are invaluable and something that I will cherish forever. The group I went with was also amazing. The president, Dr. Bob Hansen, is one of the most loving and compassionate people I know. I would do it all over again and 10/10 would recommend it to anyone thinking of going. HFC understands that volunteering is not about telling people what they need, but asking them for what the people want and need. It is an incredible organization and I had an incredible experience volunteering for them!
I first became involved with Humanity for Children 5 years ago as a volunteer. I spent 9 months working in the dispensary supported by HFC in Rota, Kenya. To say the experience changed my life would be an understatement. I witnessed first hand the impressive impact HFC is making across the globe. Each person involved in Humanity for Children is a volunteer which speaks volumes about the character of these individuals as well as their passion. Next year, I will be traveling back to Africa to support HFC's newest project in Tanzania. I am extremely excited for this upcoming endeavor and am extremely honored to be working with such a phenominal non profit.
I consider Humanity for Children one of the best of the best. I spent 9 months volunteering with HFC in Rota, Kenya and the experience changed my life. Since my return, I continued to volunteer with the NGO and am impressed and humbled by the great work that they do. I have experienced first hand what a difference HFC has made in the lives of others and am moved beyond words. I can not thank them enough for the impact they have made in this world.
I was once a volunteer for humanity for children, and it was a life changing experience for me. I have never in my life worked with such tender and caring people. The board members and volunteers are so welcoming and graceful with everything they do. They treated everyone we met along the way as though they were family. I highly suggest them if you are looking for an NGO to volunteer for. Beautiful experience, that will change your life.
I traveled to Rwanda and Tanzania this past summer with Humanity for Children and it was an amazing experience. I experienced a different world and culture that truly opened up my eyes. I was constantly introduced to new things and people which forced me to work outside of my comfort zone to help others around me. I witnessed Humanity for Children carry out effective and sustainable projects in these countries through working with different communities as equal partners with the understanding that the community members were the experts and we were there to listen to them. This is not only an amazing nonprofit organization, but this is friendship that has been built between the people of Humanity for Children and the people of the different communities visited over the past 10 years.
I have been blessed to be able to travel to Africa with Humanity For Children the past two summers. The work the group has done in the past and continues to do in both Rwanda and Tanzania is just awesome! Seeing the lives that have been touched and helped has impacted my life in so many ways. I hope to be able to go back again!
I just returned from my first of what I pray is many trips to Africa with an amazing team from Humanity For Children! Seeing how they have positively impacted so many lives in Eastern Africa has given me a much broader idea of what this nonprofit is all about! They are not there to provide a one time fix or band aid for the people they meet. They are there to help in providing support for projects that will help the people become self-sustaining and thrive. Humanity for Children really takes the time to get to know the people of each village and listen to what their needs are. Then they can work with them on their projects and be sure the projects will support what their needs are. I am truly blessed to have been able to go with them! I look forward to the next trip!
My name is Haliyamutu Jean Fiacre, The Founder and the President of International English Language School from Rwanda. I am writing to congratulate HFC on his dedication, efforts and support, not only by getting learning and teaching materials that have dramatically brightened up the future of Rwandan students but also by changing lives of hundreds of farmers in Eastern province of Rwanda. Your courage to live our Rwandan harsh conditions each year, is the drive that aspires children and underprivileged people that you have been supporting and it is a proof that each day is different!. HCF is a trusted nonprofit I have ever known!
I went to Rwanda and Tanzania with a group from HFC this summer and it was the most amazing experience. The way they do things is to efficient and every project is sustainable. Not only are they smart about how to help but the people who run the organization are so kind hearted and have so much compassion. It's truly an amazing organization and group of people and I'm blessed to have gotten to work with them.
I think Humanity for Children is doing a great job not only by establishing projects in Eastern Africa; but more, through providing integrative and encouraging voluntary opportunities for people who want to travel and make a difference. These voluntary opportunities allow ordinary American people to get to know other cultures and expand on their knowledge about the world outside. Such opportunities are great tools to create humble ties and diminish the gab between people of developed and less developing countries.