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Causes: Education, Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Human Services, Primary & Elementary Schools, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is an international non-religious, non-political, and non-profit organization that functions through the efforts of volunteers, sponsors, and an Executive Leadership team from all over the world. We use our five (5) IHF Centers to provide education and safe-homes to impoverished children in Indonesia, Kenya, and Thailand. We are dedicated to using education to change the world—one child and one volunteer at a time. Our Mission: 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. Our Vision: 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. Our 8 Core Values: 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. Lead by example. We don’t point the finger and wait for others to take action, or only lead with our words; we are always ready to get our hands dirty and to show others how it’s done. Celebrate differences. There’s a reason we see differently, our differences are not a liability, they are our strength. Preserve culture. We are not here to impose our cultural values on others, we are here to learn as much as we are here to give. We encourage others to discover and protect the inherent value of other cultures. Leave your mark. Each person has something to contribute, each person can leave this world a little better than they found it. The best way to leave your mark is by serving others. Pass it on. We show our compassion for all of humanity when we take the time to teach others! Teaching children who may not otherwise have access to education, educating other people about the devastating effects of poverty around the world, and encouraging them to give and get involved are the best ways to pass it on and make a lasting impact.

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, Medical Sponsorship, Class Sponsorship, and the Nakuru Peace Farm

Community Stories

104 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Dee W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have had the opportunity to stay for over 4 months in Kenya with IHF. Besides playing and doing other activities with the kids I have also had the opportunity to meet some of the teachers and staff from the school, some people from the shops, some guides touring around tourists, local staff helping the children and the people from the community providing services to the home (food delivery, internet, farmers, etc.). In short plenty of time to get to know the kids and community.

I am grateful I got plenty of space and opportunities to do and learn in this program what I wanted to do and learn about. So much help is needed in many areas and thus I was able to start easier helping out with some photos and social media. And finally with more complicated tasks such as finance, budgeting and the reports. I believe that is the greatest thing of the leadership program, you can grow in the tasks you do. You are there for a longer period of time and if you learn quick enough you have lots of time to learn about different tasks.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Dewi Ayu. I have been volunteering in IHF Jakarta center for about 10 months. This is my first time joining as a volunteer for a pretty long time. And it is such an awesome experience. I have passion in education, and with joining this foundation make me learn how the condition of education in my country is. Not an exact one, but still it makes me realize that some children out there really need a help regarding their education. The good thing I can say is that IHF really try to maintain their contribution to the community. And also it has a warm team. And I am proud to be part of them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Rita. I have been volunteering at International Humanity Foundation or IHF for about 2 months. Despite my background at education field, I still find it very challenging to teach here for the students turn out to need extra attention regarding their background from mostly low income family. I have never been in voluntary working before, so IHF has helped me figure out what it is to be involved in educating those children. For the record, our challenge of working here is not only transferring the knowledge but also educating them to behave - for not speaking bad words but being polite instead. Besides, I feel more considerate and selfless. At the beginning, I forced myself to adapt with the children's situation. Once I get closer to them, I see hope for a greater future. And I am proud to be one to motivate and inspire them to reach their dream.

Sifa N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi! I'm Sifa volunteer from IHF Jakarta. It's wonderful experience as volunteer in IHF. I already 10 month join in this family. IHF really help me from jobless after graduation :)
Basically, volunteering is my favourite activity but in IHF I get a long term as volunteer. As an English teacher I can improve my English as well than before and established my confidence. I believe in IHF I can be better as a human because in there I met with many good people from difference background and learn more and more how to sharing and carrying with another. Teaching in IHF become an obligation in my life and absolutely children is my teacher because the give me a big impact to go on.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer as an English teacher in IHF Jakarta. IHF is filled with many wonderful children and K would love for IHF to get noticed by bigger audience

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a local volunteer from indonesia i have been volunteering for a month in this organization and i can say for certain that this organization care for the children and their education.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with IHF for two months now at the Thailand Center and I can honestly say it is best decision I have made both professionally and personally. IHF is a grassroots organization empowering volunteers from across the globe to leverage their skills in order to help empower and educate others who are less privileged. As a volunteer I have been entrusted with the freedom of creativity, received mentorship from senior organization members, and developed a deep bond with our children here at the center. The COO Nicole is an inspiration to work with and incredible driving force behind IHF’s success, whilst our CEO Carol has become my personal hero. I can’t recommend this program enough if you are passionate about international development or are simply looking to make a real difference.

1 Lucas C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Lucas and I've volunteered for IHF twice in Bali and I can tell if you are looking for a wonderful experience you should choose IHF. You will experience a deep cultural inmersion since you are mostly surrounded by Indonesian people from the surrounding villages.
The place where Bali center is located is paradise, calm and relax and everybody around there is nice and always greet you with an smile. The experience of teaching the children is unique, most of them are willing to learn and classes are really fun. Moreover, you get to know the other volunteers and even make new friends around the world.
I highly recommend this experience since you can see that the center has a big impact on the comunity and it's a lot of fun.

Esther Asensio S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've participated as volunteer in IHF at Bali Center for 3 weeks (September 2018).
It has been a wonderful experience, trying to contribute my bit. The area where the center is located is amazing: beach, gardens, rice fields. The small village where it is, enables you to be involved in a enriching cultural exchange: muslim and hindu religions, yoga..
I would recommend this project specially for people looking for their first volunteering experience as there is nothing extremely shocking to be taken aback by.
It is a educational project although no previous experience as teacher is required. This was my case, but I quicky felt confortable teaching thanks to other volunteers guidance.
The children are fantastic as well as IHF staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with IHF has been a truly rewarding experience. Working with the students every day and seeing the impact that you make as a volunteer through the education you provide and the connections you form with them is magical. I love that IHF's true aim has been the core focus since starting in 1987. The fact that as the NGO is solely focused on providing the best care for the children as well as educating the educated, just shows how true their goals really are.
As a volunteer I have fallen in love with everything that IHF stands for and will definitely be volunteering with them again.

2 Ines G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bali Centre was my home for almost 3 months last year. I cannot express with words how greatful I am of having that experience. Buitan community was really welcoming with us, the children were incredible and you always had something to learn from them. Not only that, there I also met very good friends who were like family there. Together, we had the chance to visit new places, meeting very nice local people, learn about the culture and even visit and help in some refugees camps.
Absolutely, I would recommend everyone to go through a life changing experience like the one I had in Bali!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the Bali centre for 4 months and the jakarta centre for 1 month. my experience there at bot centres were amazing. till today I feel so connected to the children and the people around buitan(Bali). the whole town of candidate leaves a big positive impact in your life. Friendly helpful people full of respect. Centre manager Gina is the most amazing and thoughtful manager you will ever work with. We created a family environment at the Bali centre and still keep in touch till today. The children there are amazing and full of respect.... you will love and enjoy your time in Bali..... Farhad xxxxx

1 Katia P.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was a volunteer at the center of Nakuru in Kenya. At first, it was hard to adapt. Indeed, it is a big change to go from a "luxury" life to basic-needs life. However, the children are so amazing that you get attached very fast.

My advise: don't forget your computer to do some financial and communication work.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Horrible fundation.
They only take care about the money. They don't take care about their education.
Even they don't know about they culture. Really the worst experience I have ever had. I would never recommend them for volunteering it's a waste of time.
I wish the close the foundation cause it is an organization who only wants the money for their benefits.

Marie Antoinette E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a work study volunteer last summer, in Jakarta. My time was amazing ! It is the most rewarding experience that people can live once in their life. You help child, you discover new culture, new country, you work with people from very different background. You discover how is running an NGO also. Completly great, I will always recommend it.

Zahra L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IHF was my first volunteering experience. I was so nervous about traveling and going on my own but they made my experience amazing.

Gung A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so grateful that I found IHF at that time, I looked for some foundation that offered volunteering activity near my homevillage. Thanks in abudance towards IHF because they give me a very valuable experience as a local volunteer. Even I just make a little movement but personally I've gained a good feeling, a kind of satisfication for being useful to my community, I can share and transfer knowledge to our young generation for their betterment in the future. Besides that, as a young Balinese I am so curious about overseas countries, their people and culture as well. Therefore, IHF provides that precious moment to work and interact with those fellow volunteers from different countries. I'd love the way my fellow friends engange themselves toward our community here. They are very adaptable. Such a great experience to be here. Thank you for helping my people here, IHF

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Bali Center for two weeks now. The co-directors and kids have been very welcoming. I have enjoyed my time so far learning about all that IHF does for the community the center is located, and about what the other centers provide to the children as well. I will be here for 6 more weeks, and am excited to see what those six weeks bring on this beautiful island.

Irene14

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I stayed two weeks at IHF Bali center, and it was the most amazing experience volunteering ever. The codirectors were so nice and helpful with me, and the children were above my expectations: kind, amazing, everyday motivated to learn and grow, always with a smile and thankful with the IHF work and all the people involved!
I really think two weeks is not enough, but if you want, you can really help and make a change. IHF really make a change and I want to go back so much to keep helping them grow!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Time in Bali center is really an unforgettable experience in my life. Everyone is kind n friendly to me, we from different country but still had a good time. I really enjoyed the culture crashed with them. Hope the guys come there in the future also enjoy themselves~