Margaret Lafreniere

In July 2015 Humankind Internaitonal and the students of our Academy in Dadaab lost a true friend and tireless supporter, with the death of our board member Margaret Lafreniere. Margaret was passionate about education, social justice and her faith. We are thankful for her examples of incredible commitment and caring, even while privately battling cancer. We will never forget you.

Margaret

Thank You to 38 New Monthly Donors!

38 generous friends of Humankind pledged new, or increased their monthly giving at our Fundraising Dinner June 10th 2015! This is amazing. Our goal for the night was 20. Thank you Winnipeg for your support of our early years school half way around the world. Monthly giving is key piece to sustaining our school. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Humankind Doubles Enrolment January 2015

One Year later… The Humankind Academy Doubles its Enrollment in January 2015!!

In January the Humankind Academy reopened for the 2015 school year adding 75 more spots, for a total of 150 full time students. HKI is thrilled and thankful to do this. Co-founder Muuxi Adam said that he has been dreaming of expanding since the first day the school opened in January 2014. That day was bitter-sweet for him since there were an additional 400 parents in line, all desperate to have their children attend. Even with this latest expansion, demand continue as leaders from neighbouring camps have been pleading with HKK/HKI to expand to other parts of the 5 sub-camps in Dadaab.

Muuxi visited the school in January 2015 for the expansion and says he can not believe the difference a year can make. The children look happy and healthy and there is a large garden growing outside the school where before was dry barren earth. Thank you to everyone who has helped make the expansion possible.

We are so grateful to all our donors.

 

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Humankind provides more than just Education

Muuxi Adam one of the Humankind founders says he was recently corrected by someone in a way that was memorable. Muuxi told a group that Humankind was concentrating on educating the young children of Dadaab refugee camp, but another person corrected him saying that Humankind not only provides education, but care too; care for the total child. the Humankind Academy is a place to grow, learn, laugh, and play, besides offering balanced nutrition and the educational basics. The Humankind child can find confidence to grow and develop. Muuxi says you can see the impact this opportunity makes on each hcild. He says he can see what they will become, since he was once desperate for education just as the Humankind students are.

A Great Link about the Value of Early Childhood Education from Aga Khan

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Thank you OLPH Church

Thank you to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for once again so generously supporting Humankind with sales of our beautiful Hilary Druxman jewellery and our gift cards for Christmas 2014.

Pine Falls Taekwondo School’s Amazing Donation to Humankind

Muuxi recieves a cheque from Pine Falls taekwondoMuuxi speaks to students at Pine Falls TaekwondoHumankind International is humbled and honoured to receive a $4000 donation from the Kang’s Taekwondo Academy Pine Falls Branch! This group receives tremendous support from Ecole Powerview where they meet regularly and most athletes attend school. The school is 100% behind it’s teacher Randy Laliberte who leads the Taekwondo group.

The 25 students are dedicated to their discipline and our early years students thousands of miles away. Founder Laliberte is donating his time and the entire membership fees from his program. He said he felt inspired to do so after hearing Humankind co-founder Muuxi Adam speak at a conference a few months ago. That speech motivated him to think about what he could do to help the Humankind school in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Never underestimate the power of an idea. Humankind is so grateful.

HKI Co-Founder Recieves Award from Red Cross

Humankind International is proud to announce that one of our co-founders Muuxi Adam was awarded the Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award for 2014. In the words of the Red Cross…

“Adam was selected for his work that led to the creation of a school for refugee children in Kenya and for his tireless efforts to help young newcomers to Canada through the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba.”

At the awards luncheon Muuxi noted the help of many who support him and his work. We at Humankind International are pleased and proud to be a part of this.

Great Article in The Winnipeg Free Press on Humankind Academy

Thank you Carol Sanders of the Winnipeg Free Press for your article on our Humankind Academy in Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. The photo below is courtesy Carol Sanders.

Click on the link to read the article here http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/growing-hope-amid-despair-264192531.html

Salat Mahmud Noor, Humankind Academy's head teacher, grew up in Dadaab as a refugee and is grateful to the Winnipeggers who founded the first preschool of its kind.

Salat Mahmud Noor, Humankind Academy’s head teacher, grew up in Dadaab as a refugee and is grateful to the Winnipeggers who founded the first preschool of its kind.