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.
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.
By amplifying the voices and good work of Laureate organization in Nepal the roots of collaboration were planted. Read more about the creation of the Leading Thoughts Series.
Land mines also factor into this “Leading Thoughts” clip of Jeff Meer, ED of Humanity & Inclusion (fka Handicap International). “What’s in a Name?”
BLOG: In 2017, the Coalition’s three signature programs created the opportunity for more collaboration and impact in the humanitarian space.
The next generation of global leaders is critical to the success of sustainable development. Learn more from this guest blog by PATH‘s director of strategic initiatives, Katharine Kreis.
“You will most likely think and operate differently, so instead of trying to fit into each other’s way of operating, learn about your differences and leverage what you have.” -Meredith Fabian-Ludke, Covenant House Read more
Leaders of 16 Laureate organizations convened in LA last week to work on the next collaborative models that will transform the sector. Read about it here.