Human Practice Foundation2024-07-10T11:26:01+02:00

Schools shape children

Children shape the world

Schools shape children.
Children shape the world.

About Us

Human Practice Foundation builds and renovates government 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.


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.


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.


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 intervention model, the Child Empowerment Model.


Our 2023 Impact Report

In 2023, the Human Practice Foundation achieved significant milestones impacting 46,000 children, through 111 ongoing school building projects in Nepal and Kenya, while also supporting children’s mental well-being in Denmark through the “Inner Strength” program. Notable highlights from our 2023 impact report include:

  • A 34% increase in literacy in Kenya.
  • A 40% rise in grade 12 graduation rates in Nepal.
  • A reported 40% enhancement in relationships among Danish students through the Inner Strength program.
  • $188,700 earned through income-generating programs.

For a more detailed overview, click the link for our comprehensive 2023 impact report.


children helped since 2014.


million USD raised since 2014.


school building projects –
now working towards 150.


increase in school attendance in Kenya.


increase in English grades for grade 10-12 in Nepal.


believe that Inner Strength improved their relations with classmates in Denmark.

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)

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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.

HPF Child Empowerment Model



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.


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.

  • Potato & Beans Project


In Denmark an increasing number of children experience stress, loneliness, and anxiety, which often leads to withdrawal from social contexts. Human Practice Foundation’s Inner Strength Program is designed to give children and young people in grades 7 through 9 the tools to combat this development and to empower them to gain control over their own lives and future.

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.


Mads Ditlevsen
Mads DitlevsenChair, Partner and Head of EQT
Charlotte Dohm
Charlotte DohmBoard Member, Former Owner/Partner PwC Denmark
Martin Kring
Martin KringBoard Member, Co-founder, KRING
Henning Jakobsen
Henning JakobsenBoard Member, Advisor and Board Member

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Pernille Kruse Madsen
Pernille Kruse MadsenFounder and CEO
Simon Gessø Hansen
Simon Gessø HansenProgramme Manager
Jonathan Weng
Jonathan WengCMO
Shiva Rayamajhi
Shiva RayamajhiCountry Manager, Nepal
PatriciahCountry Manager, Kenya


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

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Faith Riunga
Faith RiungaHPF Board Member, Education Specialist
Patricia Muigai
Patricia MuigaiCountry Manager
Anastacia Kimemia
Anastacia KimemiaAdministration & Finance Manager
Harun Opwora
Harun OpworaProject Engineer

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Founding Partner Group

Lars Förberg
Lars FörbergGlobal Chair
Jan Dal Lehrmann
Jan Dal Lehrmann
Anna Skoglund
Anna Skoglund
Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen

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Private Donors