Hands to Hearts International (HHI)
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1420
Oakland, CA 94612
Ansprechpartner: Laura Peterson
- Hilfe für Entwicklungsländer
- Frauenpolitik/feministisches Projekt
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
Hands to Hearts International (HHI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of orphaned and vulnerable children and economically disadvantaged women around the globe.
HHI's simple and cost-effective program provides tools and resources for organizations and caregivers to improve the early development of children surviving in orphanages, refugee camps, and severely impoverished or conflict-ridden communities. Through HHI's support and training, caregivers improve their ability to nurture a child's language, social, cognitive and physical skills. And most importantly, HHI's specialized training program enhances the attachment and bonding of infants to caregivers, which establishes the base for all future relationships.
HHI's curriculum is unique because it is designed to empower parents, teachers and other caregivers in how their direct and daily actions of nurturing and caring can improve their child’s development. This is significant, especially when most child development programs only focus on listing child developmental milestones; such as "at this age, a child can roll over or repeat sounds." HHI has also consciously designed its curriculum to be culturally adaptable. This means that the language and examples are all carefully chosen with the support of child development experts to be applicable anywhere in the world. HHI also infuses local knowledge of stories, games, songs and dance to adapt its curriculum to any culture. This empowers people to provide for their children, regardless of a lack in toys, resources, or even the care giver's own level of literacy.
HHI spreads its program through partnerships and consultancies with Government Organizations and Non Government Organizations big and small. It can be applied to any situation, including long-term community building and emergency relief in more immediate situations.
Laura Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of HHI.
For other net participants we can offer deliver a lecture and procure expert information in the following field: early childhood development, orphan issues, OVC.