Initiatives

Main focus areas

We have eight main topics: education/schools, child emergency aid, vocational training, support for the disabled, women empowerment, the outreach program, medical emergency aid and clean drinking water. Not every initiative is implemented in all countries. In the explanation, we go into specific content-related topics of the initiative.

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The detailed descriptions of the overall projects in India, Nepal and Nigeria can be downloaded using the respective download button.

Education: Inclusive School in Sonbhadra, India

With the opening of our new building with its excellent infrastructure, the education officer of the government of Sonbhadra asked in October 2019 whether we could offer a school program for children from poor regions.
What are the concrete advantages of running a school in our Center versus a public primary school?
The level of public schools in Uttar Pradesh is not considered very high. The infrastructure is often poor, no computers or musical instruments, no school desks or chairs. Teachers are not always highly motivated.

We offer one nursery class and primary school classes 1 to 5.
The school is free for children from poor families and has the quality of a private school, which is very expensive.

With the school education for up to 60 students at the same time, the level but also the complexity of our work increases significantly.

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At the same time, this program completes our strategy and offers all educational measures “under one roof”. This means that many children can do an apprenticeship directly after school or are well prepared for secondary schools.

In September 2020 we received the license to operate an inclusion school, i.e. a special needs school in which children with and without disabilities learn together. This is the first license granted to an organization in Sonbhadra district. We are very proud of this.

Above all, we want to develop the personality of the children.

You can find all current information to our initiatives in our News-Blog

Education: (Winter)-Schools in Upper Dolpo, Nepal

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Without funding from NGOs from abroad there would be no schools in Upper Dolpo. There were no school lessons in winter for a very long time. Our school projects are:

  • Winter school in Saldang with 80 children since 2016
  • Winter school in Nyisal with 35 children since 2019
  • School in Lhuri with 35 children since 2021

Why are we doing this and what effects does it have on the children and adults in the mountain villages?

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School Operations

The HUMAN Foundation funds the operation of the winter schools: the teachers and the kitchen staff, the daily meal as well as some learning materials. For the school in Lhuri, we will assume all operating costs, including building maintenance, for the next 20 years.
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School Construction Lhuri

The village of Lhuri in the Upper Dolpo, between Saldang and Nyisal, consists of the three village parts Ke, Lhuri and Sungjer, all at an altitude of around 3,900 metres. The school in Lhuri was closed during the civil war in Nepal (1999-2006) and did not reopen afterwards.
Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog
The school is built by Gaby and Matthias Wahl in memory of their late son Alexander.
Alexander was fascinated by the people and culture of Tibet and Nepal. Through this school we shall keep him in lasting memory.
In memory of Alexander Wahl

Passed away on August 16, 2021 at the age of 41

“I never had the opportunity to go to school. That is precisely why it is so important to me that children today have good opportunities for education in the villages in Upper Dolpo.”
Karma Dhondup Lama

Founder of the Shree Shelri Drugdra School in Saldang

Education: Primary/Secondary School Nigeria

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With the renovation and modernisation of the school complex of the Amuro / Mgbom Primary and Secondary School in Ebony State, we want to enable 1,700 children to attend school in a proper way. This is currently not possible due to the current infrastructure: too large classrooms with several classes, too much heat, no water, no toilets and some rooms are not or hardly usable.

What are the long-term benefits for the students?

It is said that knowledge is power and education is the key to success. With a better education, the children are ready to compete in the labor market in Nigeria and can find employment anywhere in the world.
Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog
„It is my dream to help make the school a befitting and conducive environment for learning. I want to see the laboratory and library block to be completed within my tenure and to develop students that can favorably compete with others academically“.
Okpara Elizabeth Mgbo

School Principal of the Amuro/Mgbom Schule

ChildLine

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“ChildLine Service” in India means a well-defined program of the ChildLine India Foundation , which reports to the Ministry of Child and Women’s Development. For each district and at special “hot spots”, a license is granted to an organization that is allowed to perform this service. Our partner organization Creation India Society has received the license for ChildLine programs and is allowed to execute the “ChildLine service” in accordance with the requirements. What does that mean?
Several qualified employees will work for this extraordinary important program. ChildLine services offer a 24/7 hotline with rehabilitation activities and advice for the following emergency situations:

  • missing and runaway children.
  • “found infants”.
  • neglected children.

Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog
“I am very happy that the HUMAN Foundation and the Creation India Society will be running the ChildLine Service for endangered children in Sonbhadra and Varanasi.”
Dr. Anjaiah Pandiri, Ph.D

Executive Director, ChildLine India Foundation

Skill Development

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Vocational Training (“Skill Program”) is one of the very big initiatives in India, especially for rural areas. We have licenses from the Indian Government Organizations such as “National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)” and “National Small Industry Corporation (NSIC)”. This enables us to offer education and training packages from a single source , which makes us “the” social facility in the entire region. What does that mean in detail?
In our Keswha Child Welfare Center we have classrooms and laboratories for more than 100 trainees . We have a license to train 400-500 apprentices per year. We start with the following training modules:

  • Beauty: We provide classrooms and a ‘lab’ for up to 50 people in parallel for beauty training.
  • Tailoring: We have a classroom and ‘lab’ for up to 50 people working in fashion and tailoring.
  • Computer: We provide a room with 10 computers. We have the license for various training modules.

Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog
“I am very happy about the trustful cooperation with the HUMAN Foundation and the Creation India Society in Sonbhadra with their first-class infrastructure in the Keshwa Child Welfare Center.”
Dr. Manish Kumar

CEO of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India (until 2021)

Disability Welfare

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Care and support for disabled people is in close cooperation with the chief disability officer of the Sonbhadra district. People with disabilities in India are often dependent on themselves . The causes of disabilities are mostly poverty and poor health care. Many disabilities would be avoidable if expectant mothers and their infants received better care and nutrition. Education and advice are very important elements.
We conduct analyzes and surveys in the villages and organize camps and workshops either in our center or in the villages. Disabled people in India often live excluded from society.
Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog
“I am looking forward to a long-term collaboration because the Creation India Society, supported by the Human Foundation, is doing an excellent job in caring for disabled people here in Sonbhadra.”
Mr. Rituraj Singh

Disability Officer, District Sonbhadra

Women Empowerment

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Women Empowerment is our offer for disadvantaged women. There is still a dominance of men and discrimination against women. Women are targeted by various types of violence and discriminatory practices. This is still a challenge in the area in which we operate. The drivers of our actions are to increase the self-esteem of women, their right to make their own decisions, the possibility to regulate their own lives and to achieve equality.
We are committed to advising women on questions of family planning, equality, the possibility of finding work and thus reducing unpaid work . Empowerment of women is about granting them full human rights. This is what we offer women in the KCWC:
Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog
“We will master the major challenges in close cooperation with the HUMAN Foundation. The development of women is particularly important to me.”
Ms. Mala Tiwari

Founder and "Secretary of Creation India Society"

Outreach Program / Open Shelter

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The “Outreach Program” is a social program for the rural population. In Sonbhadra in India and in Afikpo in Nigeria, a large number of residents live in poverty. These people have limited or no education and are not trained to ask for help. Over the years, we will conduct aid programs for families and cooperate with the respective village mayors in India and in Nigeria.
We support with social, legal and medical problems. We advise drug-addicted children and adolescents, want to win parents over to send their children to school and to enable them get an education, advise on family planning.
Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog
“We have to deal with alcohol and cheap drugs in all villages. We try to get into conversation with the young people in order to dissuade them from any kind of drugs.”
Mr. Phool Singh

Village mayor (Gram Panchayat) of the village Nipuraj in Sonbhadra

Medical Emergency Aid

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„Medical Emergencey Aid“ has different effects in different countries.
In India it is part of what we offer in our Open Shelter programs or individual help in the outreach program. In Nigeria, it is also part of the outreach program. In Nepal, there are special campaigns, such as the ones most recently with Covid-19, through the supply of the most important medicines for the people in Upper Dolpo.
The medical need is so great in both India and Nigeria that we can only help selectively. Nevertheless, we want to provide support wherever possible and sensible where we are in direct contact with families.
Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog
“One of the biggest problems in our work is the contaminated drinking water. The drinks here cause typhus, gastrointestinal infections and other bacterial diseases. Many problems could be solved with clean water.”
Dr. Uche Ayoade

Health worker, Afikpo, Nigeria

Pure Drinking Water

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The “big” initiative “pure drinking water” is still in the planning phase. In a few cases, we already provide clean drinking water through self-built wells: in the Keshwa Child Welfare Center in India and on the school premises in Amuro in Nigeria.
Our goal is to produce clean water ourselves and to distribute most of it to families in need free of charge. However, we still need additional funds for this.
As already described in the medical emergency aid, contaminated water causes many preventable diseases. Many people do not have access to clean drinking water. They cannot afford to buy water.
Current information on the initiatives can be found in our News-Blog