Humana People to People

Humana People to People

  • Education

    Education

    The Humana People to People Teacher Training program trains primary school teachers who are determined to teach in rural areas, where teachers are most needed.

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  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    Humana People to People trains small-scale farmers in sustainable agriculture practices among them as conservation farming, and equips the farmers with knowledge.

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  • Community Development

    Community Development

    Community Development program builds the capacity of 3,000 families and their communities to work towards the common goal of improving their children’s lives.

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  • Health

    Health

    Humana People to People is helping to fight the spread of major infectious, communicable and prevalent diseases through three community mobilization for prevention programs.

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  • Environment

    Environment

    Humana People to People’s work to combat climate change began nearly 20 years ago. Our Farmers’ Clubs, community development activities and clothes recycling actions all have a positive environmental impact.

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  • Clothes Collections

    Clothes Collections

    Humana People to People clothing collection and sales program is proactively for environmental protection and recycling.

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Welcome to Humana People To People

Humana People to People is a network of 31 organisations engaged in international solidarity, cooperation and development in Europe, Africa, Asia and the americas.

What we do

Education - The Humana People to People Teacher Training program trains primary school teachers who are determined to teach in rural areas and know how to involve children, parents and other teachers in education and community development. The Vocational Schools offer young people training in a number of theoretical and practical subjects, comprising a secondary education as well as vocational training. The training aims at augmenting job preparedness and opportunities for people, also when it takes place in shorter courses. The primary and secondary schools are creating education opportunities for children who have dropped out of school or for other reasons need a special opportunity. Many other programs integrate an educational component, implementing adult literacy and short skills training courses to increase participants’ capacity to create economic and social development for themselves and their families.

Agriculture and Rural Development - The Farmers’ Clubs program organizes and builds capacity and opportunities among small scale farmers to increase their productivity, crop quality and links to viable markets. The program introduces improved agricultural techniques and provides a forum to develop the skills and experience of participating farmers. The program puts focus on improved soil and water management and adaptation to climate changes.

Clothes Collection Globally - Citizens of Europe and USA’s major cities become partners in development by donating their used clothes and shoes. Humana People to People turns these clothes with zero value into products with considerable value through this climate-friendly business model. Income is generated internationally and locally for development programs while creating jobs and stimulating economic growth in the receiving countries.

Fighting Climate Change - Climate change mitigation and adaptation methods are shared among the community and a movement of activism is encouraged to reduce as well as reverse the negative effects of climate change. Communities join together to improve their livelihoods in a sustainable and climate-friendly way. In Europe and the USA, operations have a mitigation component where promotion of secondhand clothing reduces the environmental impact of textile production and waste.

Promoting Health and Fighting Diseases - Health-oriented programs empower people to take charge of their health through many different initiatives. Total Control of the Epidemic –TCE and HOPE Humana both deal with the HIV and AIDS and TB epidemics. Community Health Agents programs deal with basic health and specifically with reproductive, maternal and child health. Sanitation and health are further applied as cross-cutting issues in other lines of work.

Other Humana People to People programs - Local needs and opportunities see Humana People to People members engage in some programs outside these main lines of work. These programs largely include nutrition and microfinance programs, along with the introduction of education for development programs in Europe. Education for development in particular is gaining importance in industrialized countries as governments reduce their aid budgets.

Who we are

The Federation of Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement is a network of autonomous development organizations, located in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The 31 members of The Federation are all locally registered and are independent development organizations, operating within the context of their country and with their own development agenda. The members work together in The Federation based on

The Charter for Humana People to People and seek to optimize the impact of the development actions each of the members is engaged in. In collaboration with populations around the globe, our aim is to foster peaceful societies, individual human progress and sustainable development. Development is a process in which we engage ourselves as people joining with other people, overcoming challenges and creating progress. In collaboration with populations around the globe, our aim is to foster empowered local communities to be the drivers of their own change.

Members of the Federation include the following organisations: Development Aid from People to People (DAPP), Humana People to People, U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk (UFF) , Humana Pueblo para Pueblo, Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo (ADPP). There are currently 31 member development organizations connected to the International Federation Humana People to People Movement.

Get Involved

Development work needs many people who aid the development process in the quest to achieve a lasting impact among the vulnerable members of society.

Humana People to People as such invites partners who have financial capacity to aid with the necessary funding which is crucial in carrying out the project activities. The development funds will go a long mile in addressing the challenges among them illiteracy, hunger, HIV and AIDS, maternal deaths and poverty as a whole. The expansion of such benefiting programs is made possible by the availability of funding.

Successful Clothes Collection in USA and Europe all depends on the participation of various members of the public in depositing their used clothes in Humana People to People’s or Planet Aid Inc’s clothes bins. The move helps with creating double value to both funding charity work and protecting the environment. Reduce your carbon emission by dropping your used clothes in one of our clothes bin/bank near you.

Development Volunteers contribute with many advisory ideas in the form of the smooth running of the projects, intellect in specific fields of work as well as reaching out to the project’s targeted population. Join Humana People to People projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America as a Poverty Fighter or a Development Instructor. The volunteers stand a chance of actively involving themselves with transforming the communities by taking part in the project actions.

GIVE A DONATION
You can donate funds to train a teacher, support children to go to school or families to become food secure. See how you can easily donate funds and join in making a difference through our member Planet Aid.

BECOME A DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER
Humana People to People members offer positions for international volunteers through the Development Instructor Program. You can read more about this on the websites of the schools we cooperate with.

BECOME A PARTNER
Partnership development remains crucial for progress and success in the 2030 UN Agenda to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. If you want to become a partner, contact one of our members or write to us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DONATE CLOTHING
Humana People to People members collect second hand clothes and shoes with the principal objective of using any surplus to support social and educational projects in Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America. You can donate your clothes to members in Europe and USA.

BUY CLOTHING
Members have stores where you can purchase original and quality clothing that is hard to find in conventional stores. It is Sustainable Fashion. In these same stores, you can also read about Humana's work and how your purchase is helping to finance projects for human development.

 

Reducing HIV infection among Adolescent Girls & Young Women of South Africa

Girls and young women account for over 70 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, and nearly 1,000 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV every day. It is a fact that adolescent girls and young women are at higher risk of HIV infection for a range of biological and socioeconomic reasons, including poverty, gender inequality and limited access to youth-friendly health services. 

The DREAMS Initiative for Adolescent Girls and Young Women program is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries and South Africa is part of. Through Dreams Initiative, Humana People to People in South Africa is aiming to reduce HIV infection among Adolescent Girls and Young Women of South Africa and is currently being implemented in KwaZulu Natal province. Funded by FHI360, the program targets girls whose age group falls in the bracket of 10 – 19 years and young women and their male sexual partners between the ages of 20 – 24 years, including males that are sexually active aged 25 – 49 years. 

The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe women. Humana People to People’s main focus in this program is to empower Girls and Young Women with tools that they can use to prevent HIV infection and also to be able to protect their selves. Activities are carried out reaching men with the objective of reducing the risk of male sex partners infecting the adolescent girls and young women with HIV. Campaigns, based on avoiding HIV contraction and stopping the spread of HIV, are carried out through providing basic HIV Counseling and Testing Services, condom promotion and provision. Again in this program, strengthening health linkages and referrals remain a top priority. 

The DREAMS Initiative for Adolescent Girls and Young Women program is part of a larger Humana People to People program called Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE), a systematic community mobilization drive against HIV, AIDS and TB. TCE targets communities with door-to-door campaigns, raising awareness, providing counseling, making referrals, distributing condoms, promoting male medical circumcision (MMC), encouraging pregnant women to attend prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs (PMTCT), home-based testing and collaborating with local health structures to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS and TB.

 

 

Social isolation, economic disadvantage, discriminatory cultural norms, orphanhood, gender-based violence, and school drop-out all contribute to girls’ vulnerability to HIV. The DREAMS initiative goes beyond health to address these factors – a key to reaching the Sustainable Development Goal of ending AIDS by 2030.

TCE Field Officers contribute in many ways to Humana People to People South Africa’s progress towards achieving these goals. The following overview highlights some of the key activities according to the implementation plan of the DREAMS program objectives:

  • Door-to-door (Systematic Home Based Testing) 

TCE Field Officers conduct door to door campaigns, to reach people in their respective homes with the information on HIV. 

  • Workplace Program

TCE Field Officers also visit various workplaces to ensure that all the people are reached with HIV and AIDS information and receive HIV counseling and testing. 

  • Mobile

Mobile services are provided in areas where Humana People to People South Africa can access a high number of Multiple Sexual Partners and Adolescent Girls and Young Women. These areas are identified by the field officers. The targeted population is also reached during events and campaigns.

“DREAMS is a blueprint of hope. If we prevent new HIV infections among young women and girls, we can reduce new HIV infections globally by 90%. All the girls here have dreams and I have a dream too—that we keep our young girls safe and aids-free.” Deborah Birx, United States Global AIDS coordinator 

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Twitter: @HumanaHPP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumanaHPP       

 

Donate

You can make vital contributions to progress in the world through your donation.

Support Humana People to People projects in the fight against poverty. You can make a difference in a child's life in Mozambique, help small-holder farmers in Southern Africa increase their yields, or give the gift of a qualified and dedicated teacher to a village in Malawi.

FAIHPP does not currently offer an online donation option, but you may donate to our projects through our US member, Planet Aid.

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Teacher Training

All children deserve a chance to learn, all children should have a qualified and committed teacher. Active in 7 countries, Humana People to People's teacher training program prepares teachers for work in rural communities. To train a primary school teacher costs approximately $2,000 per year. A donation in any amount can make a difference.

Go to www.planetaidnew.gethifi.com/our-work/programs/teacher-training to know more about how you can support teacher training and through the quality teacher, help educate children in Africa for a brighter future. 

Farmers' Clubs

Food security and earning an income from farming is big quest for many small farmers. Farmers’ Clubs is a sustainable farming program that helps small farmers improve their cultivation methods, increase conservation of resources, and obtain higher yields and greater income. Creating a Farmers' Club and providing the requisite training and materials costs $150 per participating farmer per year.

Go to www.planetaidnew.gethifi.com to see how your gift of any amount would help small farmers and their families.

Child Aid

The Child Aid program works with the whole community to improve living conditions and increase the odds of children growing up healthy, attending school and fulfilling their potential.

Your donation will provide a family in a developing country with the materials or services they need to make a better life for themselves and their children. Operating a Child Aid project costs only $50 per participating family per year. Go to www.planetaid.org/our-work/programs/community-development to see more examples of how your gift can make a difference.

Stepping Up for Children

You can help support the work of the Step-up Centers in India to give marginalized children an education despite a difficult start in life.

In 2017 the program seeks to reach 14,000 children, expanding its network to 560 Step-up Centers.

The cost for a child to attend the Centers for one year is approximately $150.  Please consider making a donation to support access to education for marginalized children in India.

Visit https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/planetaidstepups