My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for International Humanity Foundation, San Diego, CA, USA
IHF is distinct from other NGO’s in this field as we practice the ‘Pass it on’ ethos in marginalized regions. I volunteered for the Thailand center in Chang Rai which houses 12 young people ranging from 8 to 17. I am currently undertaking the position so far I have learned so much, not only about looking after the children and teaching but of their culture of the culture in the hill-tribes of Northern Thailand, in particular the Luhu. It has been a rewarding challenge so far. I have also gained so much knowledge about the ins and outs of running and NGO, the issues that go on day in day out. Its been a great experience in not having comforts of home. I have gained so much so far from this valuable opportunity. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with the organization - www.ihfonline.org. And the blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/.
If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of the helpful volunteers - firstname.lastname@example.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.
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I have been interested in South East Asia ever since I was 15 when a young woman I know organised an aid fund raising event and also volunteered in Burma, her passion made me want to get further involved. I finish university this year and thought this was the perfect time to volunteer. I applied for a position with the IHF foundation at the Chiang Rai centre commencing next July.
I searched extensity for a program that worked with children from northern Thailand that was low costing as I just finished university and did not have a lot of money. The IHF was a great choice, their mission statement and the programs they offered really resonated with me. IHF offers a Work and Study program which provides specific experience in the administration behind running a NGO.
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.
I have been with the organisation now for about a month and have nothing but praise for the directors who have made me feel welcome, provided me with all the information I need and are always ready to answer my questions with quick responses to email.
I am looking forward to volunteering with IHF next July!
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Work and Study program which provides specific experience in the administration behind running a NGO.
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i have only been with them for a month so I cant comment yet