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Schools shape children

Children shape the world

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Schools shape children.
Children shape the world.

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Why Us

Human Practice Foundation builds and restructures schools in parts of the world where it’s needed the most. We believe that schools create lives. That’s why we create schools. Schools are the most effective way to bring about positive change.

All over the world, schools make up the most fundamental part of our communities. All children deserve to be part of a school with quality education that enables them to build a life of their own – a life where they have the power to shape their own future.

Transparent

At Human Practice Foundation we believe donors and beneficiaries alike deserve total clarity and transparency about the donations.

Therefore, to ensure administration costs are kept to an absolute minimum, our Founding Partners make donations to cover the costs of the foundation’s activities in the Headquarters in Copenhagen and our international fundraising chapters. This includes costs related to administration, fundraising and  project management, which allows us to allocate all project donations directly to those in need.

Local

We believe that change starts where help is needed, which is why we work with our own implementing organizations on the ground in Nepal and Kenya.

This means our projects can be implemented with full agility and our programs can be iteratively improved through local co-creation.

Holistic

We never initiate a project by asking ourselves how much it can be scaled, but rather how deep we can anchor our support. Our work does not stop until we have given children the best conditions to create a better future for themselves and our schools have become top-performing public schools with thriving students. This is the cornerstone of our Holistic Community Approach.

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LATEST NEWS

Our 2021 Impact Report

The report highlights both the Human Practice Foundation’s impact to date and what we have learned over the years, as we look to the future. Among many highlights, please find a few of our key results on education from a baseline survey (2018-2021) att 33 of our schools where we have implemented our Full School Model:

  • Grade 12 graduation has increased by 121%
  • English grades at Secondary level have increased by 78% 
  • The drop-out rate has decreased by 35%
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+35,800

children helped since 2014.

19

million USD raised since 2014.

91

school building projects –
now working towards 150.

33%

better grade averages at the 33 schools where our Quality Education Program has been implemented in Nepal.

1,700+

farmers reached. In 2022, we’ll expand the coffee and potato farming programs to cover an additional 1600 farmers and their 6000 family members.

35%

lower drop-out rates at the 33 schools where our Quality Education Program has been implemented in Nepal.

The Human Practice Foundation is working towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Human Practice Foundation is working towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

HPF Child Empowerment Model

Our Work

Human Practice Foundation creates schools, quality education, and entrepreneurial projects that give children and their communities the power to create a better future. We see schools as our starting point for making a positive impact on the entire community, both creating local jobs, better education, and long-term development projects.

We approach all our projects with business strategic methods, thus minimizing bureaucracy and maximizing the positive impact on children and their communities.

Thanks to our founding partners, which covers all administration costs, 100% of all donations are allocated directly to our projects with full transparency.

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Our Locations

Nepal

28.6% of Nepal’s population is still multidimensionally poor. Affected by many years of civil war and earth- quakes, the Nepalese government is not capable of improving the quality of the school system alone. Human Practice Foundation works in Nepal, building schools, establishing quality education, and launching entrepreneurial projects to help the local business community.

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Kenya

36% of the total population in Kenya live in absolute poverty and the educational system lacks the means to facilitate the changes needed to secure the children a future of their own. Human Practice Foundation is present in the rural areas of Kenya, building new schools, strengthening local businesses, and training teachers to heighten the overall level of education.

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  • Potato & Beans Project

Denmark

In Denmark Human Practice Foundation works at public schools where an increasing number of Danish students experience stress, loneliness, depression, and anxiety, which often leads to withdrawal from social contexts. The foundation works to battle this development, making sure that all children have the ability to learn, thrive, and succeed.

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Who We Are

HPF was founded by Ms. Pernille Kruse Madsen in 2014, a former corporate lawyer turned activist. Pernille decided to commit her life to providing education and opportunities for those most in need after witnessing the devastating fates of girls without access to education.

Pernille was joined by a group of visionary business people, our Founding Partners, who have supported HPF with strategic guidance and full funding of the organisation’s Copenhagen-based Management Team. All HPF’s overhead expenses are funded by the Founding Partners.

Management

Pernille Kruse Madsen
Pernille Kruse MadsenFounder and CEO
pkm@humanpractice.org
Lone Frederiksen
Lone FrederiksenCFO
lf@humanpractice.org
Thomas Skov-Hansen
Thomas Skov-HansenCOO
tsh@humanpractice.org
Gitte Nipper
Gitte NipperCMO
gn@humanpractice.org
Shiva Rayamajhi
Shiva RayamajhiCountry Manager, Nepal
sr@humanpractice.org
Patriciah
PatriciahCountry Manager, Kenya
pam@humanpractice.org

Nepal

Shiva Rayamajhi
Shiva RayamajhiCountry Manager
Sanjay Limbu
Sanjay LimbuHead of Finance
Amit Shrestha
Amit ShresthaDistrict Team Leader
Shiva Lal Thapa
Shiva Lal ThapaLife Skills Coordinator

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Denmark

Simon Gessø Hansen
Simon Gessø HansenHead of Educational Projects
sg@humanpractice.org
Anne-Mette Friis
Anne-Mette FriisProgramme Manager
af@humanpractice.org
Tine Saldern Lygum
Tine Saldern LygumProject Manager
tl@humanpractice.org
Lasse M. Rømer
Lasse M. RømerProject Manager, Inner Strength
lmr@humanpractice.org

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Kenya

Faith Riunga
Faith RiungaHPF Board Member, Education Specialist
Patricia Muigai
Patricia MuigaiCountry Manager
Morris Mwaki
Morris MwakiProject and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
James Muhoro
James Muhoro Project Engineer

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Board

Allan Polack
Allan PolackChair, Board Member Danske Bank
Mads Ditlevsen
Mads DitlevsenDeputy Chair, Partner and Head of EQT
Michael Bruun
Michael BruunDeputy Chair, Partner & EMEA Head of PE Goldman Sachs
Martin Kring
Martin KringBoard Member, Co-founder, KRING

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Founding Partners

Lars Förberg
Lars Förberg
Jan Dal Lehrmann
Jan Dal Lehrmann
Christina Grumstrup Sørensen
Christina Grumstrup Sørensen
Anna Skoglund
Anna Skoglund
Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen

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