HELP International aims to empower people to combat poverty in the world through sustainable, life-changing development programs. Our model facilitates sustainable development programs overseas that impact the lives of both community members with whom we work and HELP volunteers and interns. We strive to ensure that our programs allow the people we work with to become self-sufficient rather than dependent on others to meet their daily needs.
HELP International's goal is to provide a contextualized high-impact and sustainable development program, yet able to be carried out in a relatively short period of time. With our diverse teams formed from people of all backgrounds we are able implement a very holistic approach to development using rapid evaluation to ensure community needs are being met. Every project HELP executes is done in collaboration with a local partnership in-country. HELP partnerships include international and domestic NGOs, local governments, schools, hospitals, health clinics, community leaders, and other social entrepreneurs. Our multi-faceted approach to development allows us to facilitate projects catering to a wider range of fields and disciplines. In any given country, HELP International develops, executes, and monitors grass-root projects in areas related to public health promotion, health campaigns and outreaches, medical support, micro-business mentoring, income generating activities, English teaching, teacher training, orphanage support, at-risk youth programs, female empowerment, and agriculture.
Our unique model allows college-aged volunteers, interns, and working young professionals to contribute and catalyze the efforts of local partners on the ground. HELP International aims to assist relatively inexperienced and mostly academically trained participants to become social entrepreneurs who understand the complexities of poverty. Our social entrepreneurs have gone on to be a force of change in everything from the nonprofit sector, to public office, the armed forces, and even the corporate world.