May 2nd is our 8th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Sit at the table with us on Thursday May 2, 2019 as we celebrate the year and get together to raise money for HumanKind Academy Kenya.

It’ll be held at Casa Do Minho Portuguese Centre, located at 1080 Wall Street. Tickets are $40 each and include a lovely dinner. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

Charisma Of India Restaurant will cater the event + we’ll have extra special raffle prizes, a 50/50 and a draw for some Winnipeg Jets’ tickets.

Grab your tickets from any HKI board member or at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg.

The 2018 Humankind Dinner is Back!

Our annual HKI Fundraising Dinner will be Thursday May 10, 2018. Tickets are $40 each- available from a board member of email us. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm. Once again the venue is Casa Do Minho Portuguese Centre 1080 Wall Street. Fabulous Indian food from Charisma! Fundraising efforts will be directed towards a playground structure for HKI Academy in Dadaab! Board members recently travels to the school in January and will fill us in with photos and stories. We hope to see you there.

What Does Your $1000 Donation to Humankind Fund?


Our early years school is in the world’s largest refugee camp, in Dadaab Kenya, just 120 kms from the lawless Somali border. Over 400,000 displaced people live in that camp. The Humankind Academy’s monthly costs are $3228 US, so a $1000 Cdn donation pays for the entire 150 students to attend school for one week.

But it does more than that. It pays for all the 5 and 6-year-old students to receive 2 meals each day that include protein and fruit. When our school first opened every single student was assessed as malnourished. Within the first 3 months of the school’s inception, all but 3 students were no longer underweight.

But there’s more, that $1000 also pays the wages for one week, for all the staff at the Humankind Academy: 1 lead teacher, 3 full time teachers, 2 cooks, and 2 security guards. All but one of those people is a refugee.Children learning 2015

Jobs in the camp as well as spots in our school, are precious and respected, so besides giving money, that $1000 gives something priceless. It enables the workers and students to see themselves differently, occupy their empty days and give themselves and their families hope.


Humankind Dinner May 4th 2017

Our annual Humankind Fundraising Dinner will be Thursday May 4th 2017 at the Casa Do Minho Portuguese Centre 1080 Wall.

Tickets are $40. Doors open at 6pm with Dinner at 7pm. There is lots of parking in the back.

We will have the same excellent India food from Charisma, and an assortment of raffle prizes. New this year…more time to mingle and two buffet lines for quicker dinner service.

Tickets are available from any board member or by emailing

We have the greatest supporters and look forward to seeing you once again this year!

Fun for a Fence at the Park Theatre

Thursday we had a great night of live music with the talented cover band Cash Grab while raising money to build a fence at our early years school in the Dadaab Refugee Camp. The school community there has built a garden and the animals are eating the vegetables! The band was awesome and had people up dancing all night. Humankind thanks the band for their generosity in donating their time to our cause. We raffled off a pair of Jets tickets… and one generous attendee bought half the tickets and gave them out randomly to the crowd. There was a good feeling in the air. A special shoutout to Jen our board member who organized the night. We are almost half way to raising enough funds for the new fence! Thanks to everyone for attending.

Raise The Roof To Raise The Fence Benefit Concert January 2017

HumanKind International is pleased to announce our benefit concert featuring super-fun, cover-tune kings Cash Grab! Thursday January 26th 2017 at the Park Theatre. 698 Osborne Ave.

Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. Tickets $15 ($10 for low income and students). Tickets through or

All funds raised will be used to  build a large and long fence to keep animals from the garden of our early years school in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.

Click here to see our cool event poster Humankind Benefit Concert Poster – s

2016 Giving and tax Reciepts

Thank you to all our generous donors!! Anyone wishing to make a final 2016 donation, all monies must be in our bank account by December 31 to qualify for a 2016 tax receipt. We suggest using our quick and easy on-line giving option Canada Helps. You’ll find it on our home page or donate page.

2016 Tax Receipts will be mailed the end of January 2017. For those who have donated through Canada Helps, you must got through their website portal to print your own on-line tax receipt.

We thank you all for your continued support and wish you all the best for 2017.

First Graduates of the HumanKind Academy



This is a photograph of the first students to graduate from Humankind Academy in January 2016. The students in white and green will attend Labasiigale Primary which is the local (Kenyan) school while the others in blue are going to Elnino Primary which is a refugee primary school in Dadaab. Humankind bought each child their new primary school uniform, pencils and books as a goodbye gift. On September 15th 2016 the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency released a report showing that more than half – 3.7 million – of the six million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.Some 1.75 million refugee children are not in primary school and 1.95 million refugee adolescents are not in secondary school. Refugees are five times more likely to be out of school than the global average. Humankind is so grateful to our donors, because through their generosity, Humankind is able to offer school to our students.

1st graduates

Thank You RBC

Humankind International is grateful to Sabrina and her lovely group of volunteers at their RBC location on Pembina Hwy. The group donated their time writing thank you cards for us, and RBC in turn donated $1000 to Humankind! That $1000 will run our school for one week, including paying all our staff’s wages, and funding the 1500 nutritious meals our 150 students eat every week. THANK YOU RBC!

Our 5th Fundraising Dinner was Sold Out! Thank You Winnipeg

Unknown-5Unknown-1Our 2016 Fundraising Dinner was a huge success. Not only was it sold out with 272 guests at the Portuguese Centre, but we raised over $10,000. On top of that money, we also signed up 21 new monthly donors for a total of $6000 annually. We are so thankful to our Humankind friends.

Thank you to CBC’s Terry McLeod for MC’ing, to Roger and his wonderful staff at the Portuguese Centre and to Mitesh and his staff for the OUTSTANDING Indian food from Charisma Restaurant on Sherbrooke. We also thank our two guest speakers: Tom Denton Executive Director of Hospitality House and Halimo Ahmed a young woman who once lived in the Dadaab Refugee Camp. Thank you as well to Andrew Mahon Photography for capturing photos of our event. The raffle prizes were highlighted with a laptop computer from Powerland Computers. See you next year.Unknown-4Unknown-9Unknown-6Unknown-3