Mission: IHF envisions a world in which leaders and citizens alike have interacted with and have an astute knowledge of the world's poorest and most marginalized populations. We believe that education should be freely available to all to all those who seek it. Our volunteers agree, and wish to "pass it on" by interacting, teaching and learning while at our centers in Thailand, Indonesia, and Kenya. With just a few hours a week, our volunteers, children and sponsors are changing the world we live in.
International Humanity Foundation believes in absolute transparency and functions almost entirely through efforts of a hundred plus unpaid volunteers from around the world giving their time, skills, energy and love to help our family in Kenya, Thailand and Indonesia. IHF is led by Carol Sasaki, who founded IHF 30 years ago. IHF has offices in Indonesia, Kenya, Thailand and a small part-time volunteer office in San Diego, California. But our true workplace is online and around the world, consisting of people interested in learning about the world's varied cultures. IHF is a training ground for those hoping to learn leadership skills in reducing poverty and abuse. We believe the best teacher is honestly shared experience, especially among new and veteran volunteers alike. IHF has been run for many years only by Carol and locals around the centers who learn through trial and error. Recently however, volunteers worldwide have also joined in and gained knowledge through personal experience.
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.
Target demographics: Children and Young Adults
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 1,000 children
Geographic areas served: Africa and Asia
Programs: The Education Program (TEP), Orphan sponsorship, Famine Feed, Survival Program, and Tribal Peace Farm.
Professional with expertise in this field,12/27/2014
I work as a co-director for IHF in Nakuru, Kenya. I've been here for three months already and I can tell that joining this organization was a good decision to made. The team is very solid and everybody tries very hard to make the center a better place for the children. As a master's graduate in Conflict Resolution the opportunity to work hands-on for an organization such as International Humanity Foundation is very full-filling at the professional and also the human level. This is a huge learning experience which is already shaping the kind of person I aim to be. I would recommend any of the options (volunteer, work-study, co-director) that IHF offers to anyone interested in development.
Professional with expertise in this field,10/05/2012
Volunteering with IHF Bali has been great because it allows me to interact with a genuine part of the island. Life here is traditional, and the needs of the surroundings are in coherence with local customs. Volunteering with IHF also allows me to work with an NPO and to be apart of every part of the organization, it's an allrounded learning experience - albeit intense. Between teaching and tending to regular maintenance I get a chance to play with the children that visit our center, at those moments makes all the hard work worth it.