International Humanity Foundation
Focus: Community and Education.
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The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our orphanage and education centres in Kenya, Thailand or Indonesia. IHF has grown over the past 25 years under the visionary leadership of Carol Sasaki, CEO and the dedication of thousands of volunteers from around the world.
IHF is distinct from other NGO’s in this field as we practice the ‘Pass it on’ ethos in marginalized regions. We offer the privilege of education to those who without our organization could not reach it.
IHF has no central headquarters, as each centre is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. Our goal is not only to offer education to those in poverty, but to educate the rest of the world about poverty. This is why we are an all-volunteer organisation. We believe that a person does not need great funds or experience to help, rather that anyone can. We want to offer this opportunity, and we hope to inspire ambitions in development and future projects.
We run four educational centres in Indonesia, offering free extra classes and support for children to stay at school when their families might not otherwise be able to afford it. Two of these also have children living in-centre. In Thailand, we run a home for children from the marginalised hill-tribe community. Our centre in Kenya is both an orphanage and an educational centre.
Our centres are diverse because they reflect the needs of the community within which they exist. They have grown and changed over the decades to fit their location.
Costs & Benefits
IHF volunteers teach English, computer and math classes as well as maintaining relationships with local staff and the local population at every centre.
Our organization’s volunteers also engage in:
- Public relations
- Project experts
IHF offers four unique roles for volunteers. We have opportunities for those who prefer online advocacy or those who would purely like to gain in-field experience and teach the children at one of the centres.
IHF thrives because of its success in recruiting versatile volunteers. Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity.
Those interested in volunteering at an IHF centre are required to complete a level of pre-trip duties in order to gain an understanding of how grassroots organizations function. Our volunteers work 4 to 8 hours per day for 6 days per week.
IHF is a voluntary organization in the greatest sense of the term. Nobody is paid a wage from top to bottom. Therefore, when volunteering with us, the volunteer will need to pay their own travel expenses.
To stay at one of the centres, a $55 to $75 a week fee will cover the cost of accommodation and meals and decreases the longer you volunteer.
Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential. Volunteers need to be over 18 or accompanied by an adult.
IHF- International Humanity Foundation
Centres in Chiang Rai, Thailand; Bali, Medan, Jakarta and Aceh, Indonesia; and Nakuru, Kenya.
Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand; Bali, Medan, Jakarta and Aceh, Indonesia; and Nakuru, Kenya.
Average cost per day:$7
Focus: Community and Education
Skills needed:All volunteers must be over 18 years old and able to speak English