At its core, humanitarian work is about people connecting, through day-to-day interactions that transform our world. Enjoy and learn from these stories, and add your own voice to the chorus.
Chris Jochnick is President & CEO of Landesa, a Hilton Prize Coalition laureate that partners with governments and local organizations to secure legal land rights for the world’s poorest families. Chris describes appreciating land in a holistic way because land rights go beyond property grabs and conflicts.
Maria Colimão is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with St Christopher’s Hospice. In her blog, Maria reflects on her time at St Christopher’s Hospice working in the Compassionate Neighbours program on outreach, home visits, and trainings for the community on compassionate care. upon her time at St Christopher’s Hospice.
Jack Yatsko, COO of Clubhouse International, talks about his experience building a successful fellowship program in partnership with the Hilton Prize Coalition. Clubhouse International ensured they had the right goals and objectives for the fellowship in place for the Fellow to assist in opening the first Clubhouse in Mongolia.
Henry Emisiko is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with The Task Force for Global Health. At The Task Force for Global Health, Henry researched River Blindness, a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD). As part of the team, he oversaw sample management, specimen handling, data management, and routine laboratory management. In his blog, Henry reflects upon his time at The Task Force for Global Health.
In the spring of 2018, The Task Force for Global Health and Heifer International were awarded a Collaborative Models grant from the Hilton Prize Coalition for their Humanitarian Wellbeing Project. This project recognized that the stresses inherent in humanitarian work can negatively impact employee wellbeing, and in turn, the effectiveness of humanitarian organizations.
Together, Operation Smile and Partners in Health were able to build surgical capacity by providing training for general and plastic surgery residents. In conjunction with the University of Rwanda, the organizations formalized a 3-week surgical rotation template and began putting curriculum in place for surgical teams to address the lack of plastic surgeons in Rwanda.
Jose Miguel Guzman is the Executive Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights (CINTRAS), based in Santiago, Chile. He is also a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow with IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims). In his blog, Jose overviews the history of torture in Chile and its current status, and shares how he played a role in delivering recommendations to the UN Committee against Torture.
Sunethra Sathyanarayanan is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with ECPAT International. At ECPAT International, Sunethra worked alongside the Research and Policy Team on several projects. In her blog, she reflects on her most significant projects, including Country Overview Reports on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iraq.
Daniela Muenzel is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with ECPAT International. At ECPAT International, Daniela worked alongside the communications team on their social media channels, particularly on their World Tourism Day campaign. In her blog, she reflects on social media’s potential to influence positive change.
Adrien Gaussen is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with Aravind Eye Care System. At Aravind Eye Care System, Adrien worked alongside individuals at their internal consulting and training division to set up the infrastructure necessary for optimizing patient educative materials. In his blog, Adrien reflects on Aravind’s operational efficiency and patient education model.
Thuva Kandasamy is a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow working with IRCT. At IRCT, Thuva worked on the GATE project team, which aims to fight torture by using data. In her blog, she reflects on her role in the project providing rehabilitation services to victims, conducting research, and supporting local and international advocacy efforts.
Amref Health Africa is one Hilton Prize Coalition member who understands the importance of access to clean water within its strategic pillars. For World Water Day, Amref shared the story of Bandacho Primary in Kenya.
Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow Oyut Bayaraa holding the Mongolian flag with colleagues during a Clubhouse training at Gateway in Greenville, South Carolina. At Gateway, Oyut completed an intensive New Clubhouse Development training and developed an action plan designed to start a Clubhouse in Mongolia.
Please join the Hilton Prize Coalition in congratulating the newest winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities)! Based in Nairobi, Kenya, SHOFCO is a grassroots movement that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums.
Hilton Prize Coalition’s Fellows Program Manager, Austen Brower, met with Jama Moffett, Director at the Petoskey Club, a branch of Clubhouse International. Clubhouses offer people living with mental illness a caring and safe environment so they can fully participate as valued and respected members of society.
Operation Smile in Madagascar launched a feeding program to help make sure that children with cleft are a healthy enough weight to undergo surgery. In addition providing nutritional counseling for the families of patients, the program offers a 6-week supply of MANA peanut paste — a nutritional supplement for underweight children.
In Bangladesh, Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow with BRAC USA Hrithik Bansal visits one of BRAC’s programs with an eye towards developing a strategy to meet the changing aspirations of beneficiaries as their living standards improve.