Friends of Humanity

Friends of Humanity SA is a Geneva-based non-profit organization supporting initiatives and projects in five essential areas: - Human rights and dignity - Education and training - Healthcare and medicine (including alternative medicine) - Environmental protection and conservation - Microfinance
Sep 17, 2014

Send our girls to school

Dear all,

Thank you for your generous support and contributions. An African proverb says, "If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family - and a whole nation." Thanks to education of girls, the community as a whole can benefit from a strengthened socio-economic position of its female population and from local development. The project intention is to give a chance to girls who are living far away from the school.

However we still need your help and much is to be done.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project is fully locally based because it aims at helping local populations to transform their lives from stagnation to a thriving community. This means the project intends to participate in a conscious effort to integrate and to mold a community which is sensitive to the environmental and to human rights issues. The project will use local resources of construction to benefit the local population through employment. This project encourages girls to be part of local development.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $31,742
Total Funding Goal: $31,742

Thank you for your generosity.

Sep 17, 2014

Caring for the Homeless of Ulaanbaatar

15th September 2014 Project Report for Global Giving

The Mongolian weather for 2014 has been a great blessing for the country and the people. The winter has been mild compared to 2013, when we went through one of the coldest winters.

The spring and summer brought an abundance of rain and temperate weather that fostered a lot of vegetation and boon for our little vegetable garden at the soup kitchen which saw some great harvests of vegetable that was completely relished by the beneficiaries.

To date, that is by mid-September, 2014 we have served over 23,000 hot meals. The meals served during the six months of spring and summer are vegetarian, except on those occasions when people have donated meat especially for the soup kitchen. During the six months of the winter we add a small amount of meat to the diet.

The meals at the soup kitchen are still being prepared by our kind and caring Mongolian lady cook and the meals that she serves makes that statement and in the voiced opinion of our beneficiaries as well.

We have had five major medical outreach programs with a team of doctors and nurses seeing 35-40 patients from amongst our beneficiaries and doing very thorough detailed checkups for them.

We have also gone through the heavy expense of digging up our pipes from the well to kitchen, as our water pipes froze during the winter months and we had carry our water from the well to the kitchen during the winter freeze. So this summer we have dug up the pipes, applied heating coil and re-enforced the insulation in preparation for the winter.

Also, coming up new for us from October 2014 onwards is the start of a day care center for four to five year olds from some of the poorest families. The purpose is to provide care, a loving environment and physical nourishment for the children and allow for the parents to be able to work as well.

Aug 21, 2014

News from the School !

Dear all,

Friends of Humanity received some news from its local partner Alice Project in India!

According to them, "most of the students who are recruited are in extremely poor conditions. Many of them are orphans that do not have either mother or father. Their family conditions are very poor. Farming is the only source of their income. The students are very interested in staying at the school hostel. No one wants to leave it. But, of course some of them are turned away, because when they finish the primary level, for the further studies they are compelled to go to other schools which are very rare in our area. After completion of the course in this branch project, students are given options for higher studies which are faciliated in the main project in Sarnath- Uttar Pradesh and in Bodghaya, Bihar."

What about the families ?

The organization has a familiar relationship with the families of the students. They often come to the school and are always ready to give their cruicial help and support to us. They are very interested in the project and the education which we are giving to their children.

They are trying to run afternoon classes for the parents, which can be a very good way to involve them and all the villagers with their children's education.

Extra-school activities 

There are several activities which we are organizing with the hostel residents such as: games and sports, karma yoga, prayers and spiritual teachings, picnics and tours.

What do the students think about the hostel ?

They love and like the hostel very much. They are very happy to live in it. Students see it as their second home. They feel that the teachers and staff members are like their own parents who are always ready to help and support them with their every step. A 12 year old boy says "the hostel is a very homely and a comfortable place for me" while another student comments, "it is a kind of boon - an oasis for me."

When asked what students would be doing if the hostel did not exist, a 10 year old girl responded, "I would never get such a golden chance to be here and learn all these things which our teachers are teaching at the school."  Another student answered "My precious time would be spent in playing, working in the fields and with animals. Or I would just spend my time wandering in the village with my village friends." " I am very lucky that I am here."

Future of the Hostel?

We hope the hostel develops every year, so that we can make it beneficial for as many students possible. The future of the hostel is bright. Of course for completion of our dream we will need the kind help of all our supporters as we are receiving till now. 

 

Thank you for your donations and continous support!

 

Friends Of Humanity Team.

 

 

 

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