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.

Leave no-one behind: End violence against women and girls now

 

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Humana People to People is joining the world in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.

 

The campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. Those 16 days go from 25 November to 10 December, which is Human Rights Day. The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave no-one behind: end violence against women and girls.”

 

Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms, as stated by the UN Secretary-General, in his 2017 report, Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Over the years, Humana People to People has been part of the numerous efforts helping women to cross the gender divide, overcome cultural barriers and achieve gender equality. The strength of empowering women is based on the vision and consensus that literate women are well positioned to break through in life as they make better decisions on family health, earn better income and generally live a better life. Thus the role of women in education is prominent as the women hold a key position in the growth and nurturing of children’s lives.

 

 

As we celebrate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we would like to share with you some of the interesting women centered actions Humana People to People is actively involved with. The approach Humana People to People uses in addressing elimination of Gender Based Violence is based on a comprehensive community and family integration for progress, capacity building of the vulnerable female members of society, offering opportunities to girls and young women to pursue education, better knowledge on achieving good health, as well as financial literacy which seek to ensure inclusion of women participation in financial decision making and independence.

 

Enjoy the brief narratives below about actions working to empower girls and young women:

 

Training Girls to become Primary School Teachers & earn Life Skills

Humana People to People members strive to favour a 50-50 gender representation in students enrolled in the Teacher Training Colleges, Preschool Teacher Training Colleges and the Vocational Training Schools and for undergraduates recruited by the One World University in Mozambique.

In the course of 2016, ADPP Mozambique's 11 Teacher Training schools graduated 1 962 students of whom 982 were men and 980 were women.

 

NIKHALAMO    “Girl Child Stay in School” in Mozambique

The NIKHALAMO project implemented by ADPP Mozambique, a member of Humana People to People, in partnership with Girl Child Rights is making numerous strides in helping to retain girls in primary and secondary schools in Zambezia province of Mozambique. The project is bringing back many girls to school.

 

For example, Bonifacio Gruveta Massamba Secondary School in Macuse, Zambezia province had trouble in retaining grade 8 and 9 girls due to high numbers of teenage pregnancies. 160 vulnerable girls enrolled in 2016 have been motivated to stay in school due to door-to-door campaigns, follow up and support provided to them. 150 out of 160 girls have remained in school last year, a 96% attendance record.

In addition, the project paid the registration fees for 732 orphaned and vulnerable girls; purchased and distributed school kits (notebooks, textbooks, pens, pencils and rulers) to 840 of the vulnerable girls in the three participating secondary schools. This was an effort to facilitate and ensure that the vulnerable girls stay in school and complete their secondary school studies.

 

 

Girls Bridge Education program in India

More than 2 million girls in India are out of school, while 53% of girls between the age group of 5-9 years are illiterate. The same age group is noted to have a drop-out rate of 58%. India loses a staggering $56 billion USD a year in potential earnings because of illiteracy among young women. Haryana State is the worst hit as female literacy rate has dropped only from 59.61% in 2001 to 56.91% in 2011.

 

Humana People to People India has established two Girls’ Bridge Education Centres in Rajasthan and Haryana with an aim to educate out of school girls in the 9 to 14 years age group and enroll them in the education system. The Bridge Education Centres are designed to also administer practical knowledge among girls with a close relationship to their lives and social set-up.

 

The three thrust areas of the program are:

·      to educate out of school girls, mitigate gender disparity, prevent drop outs and provide skills training;

·      to provide grade appropriate education to girls and integrate them the education system and

·      to provide in-service teacher training to ensure multi grade, first generation girl learners are educated and to mobilize the community and parents to ensure girls stay in school.

 

The project aims to improve learning outcome of about 8,000 girls from grade 1 to 8 each year along with empowering and elevating the quality of teaching of 245 participating teachers.

 

Humana People to People India’s program dove tails with local education system, which assists the government’s efforts to provide quality education. The program nurtures all critical stakeholders of the education system: the schools, the teachers, the students, the community and the state government.

 

Empowering Young Women and Girls in South Africa

According to the South African government statistics, in 2015 an estimated 266,000 South Africans became infected with HIV, and each week, there are an estimated 2,000 new HIV infections in adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 years.

 

In South Africa, young women and girls aged between 15 and 24 have an unequal risk of becoming infected with HIV. Intergenerational sex is seen as a key driver of the spread of HIV in the country, despite continued efforts and commitment to preventing new infections. Effectively preventing new infections in young women and girls is very complex.

 

Programmes holistically targeting gender-power disparity, low levels of risk perception, peer pressure to have sex and bear children, and low levels of self-esteem and future prospects must be considered when programming, in addition to the traditional prevention messaging for this key population. Reducing HIV incidence in young women and girls requires a multi-pronged, multi-level approach.” - South Africa National AIDS Council.

 

Humana People to People South Africa is currently running a Young Women and Girls Program (YWG) across 3 provinces; Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga. The program provides a comprehensive package of health and support services for young women, out of school, aged 19-24 years.

 

Using the RISE Young Women and Soul Buddyz Clubs model, the programme aims to empower young women to make healthy choices that promote their wellbeing, promote behaviour change, and encourage them to access Sexual and Reproductive Health services and other relevant social services. The programme also seeks to improve the work-seeker readiness of young women in the programme and link them to job or training opportunities.

 

Humana People to People understands that access to quality education and women’s empowerment is crucial to achieving gender equity and addressing gender based violence. The world needs to continue to work more to break down the societal barriers of discrimination and oppression of women. Only then will we be able to achieve true equity among men and women across the globe.

 

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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