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International Humanity Foundation

International Humanity Foundation

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic students to contribute to our orphanage and education centers 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 center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. As a university student, your enthusiasm for education will be invaluable to our children and to our organization by encouraging them to constantly strive for a better future. IHF volunteers teach English, computer and math classes as well as maintaining relationships with local staff and the local population at every centre.In addition to teaching, our organization’s volunteers engage in:·         Public relations·         Fundraising·         Legal·         Finance·         Project experts (i.e., Peace farm and food relief initiatives)·         MediaAt the centers Interns divide their time between teaching and nurturing the children and working on international tasks. All volunteers participate on one or more of our international task teams such as university relations, media and fundraising. Before your arrival at the center, you must complete pre-trip tasks online to demonstrate your work ethic.  Once at the center, IHF requires its interns to work eight hours a day on at-center and international tasks, six day a week.  There is time to sightsee and tour the nation, but work is always the first priority.Those who are secure without the comforts of home gain the most from this valuable opportunity. Although we are mainly seeking those with the above expertise, IHF is willing to consider those with transferrable skills if you can demonstrate them during our application process. Fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential.Our internship program very much follows our mission of "educating the educated about the poor'. Through bringing university students to study at our centers for intensive learning experiences this allows students to go beyond the superficial in learning about the realities of poverty. This provides endless opportunities to learn intimately about the international issues of education, human rights, abuse and poverty as well as local issues such as tribal rights, land ownership, citizen status and tribal conflicts.Pay: Upon acceptance you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of USD $75 which will be credited toward your weekly fee upon arrival.  Once at the center, interns pay only USD $75 per week for the first four weeks, USD $55 per week for the fifth through twelfth weeks, and nothing from the thirteenth week on.  These costs are to cover and room and board, both very simple.Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization - www.ihfonline.org. If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of our helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org

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