100% MODEL

Human Practice Foundation’s development projects are shaped by a business and investments based approach. Inspired by such an approach we, like any other business, maximize our output by making optimal use of the resources at our disposal. The objective of the projects funded by the Foundation is to assist our local partners, to jointly, create a sustainable livelihood for themselves and their communities. This entails developing innovative skills and methods in agriculture, and improving education by generating conditions favourable to teaching and learning. The result of our investments is rated according to how many children attend school, how many women that are employed or the growth, on a socioeconomic level, of the local community. Our work is based on the 100% model:

 100% of the means donated to a specific project will be channeled, in its entirety, to that project. The operating expenses of the Foundation are financed by the Founding Fathers.

 100% transparency in all projects: An overview of the specific use of donations will be openly available to project investors at all times. (See projects!)

 100% involvement by donors as well as by the recipients. Obviously, the donors may decide for themselves on how they intend to get involved in the project they choose to support. It is a key notion that the recipients in the developing world actively participate in both defining and implementing the project. This will encourage the recipients to continue the development of their community on their own. (See projects!)

 

 

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

 

PROJECTS

The Human Practice Foundation primarily supports projects aimed at elevating the living standards in indigenous communities in the developing world. The targeted areas of emphasis are education and agriculture – Nepal is our first project country, although our long term goal is to operate in developing countries all over the world.

The school projects mainly focus on:

  1. Establishment of schools in isolated areas,
  2. Enabling poor children to attend school,
  3. Improving the level of education through better training for teachers, better teaching materials and facilities, scholarship programs, free lunch programs, etc.

The projects are designed to function as incentives for local development, involving the entire community at all levels.

Growth and entrepreneurial projects are geared towards improving personal skills, thus creating the possibility for a more solid socioeconomic foundation at the local level.

These consist of: programs tailored to educate farmers into using more sustainable crops, and learning how to keep and augment livestock by innovative methods and technics of production. .

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Solukhumbu

Chhirringkharka Primary School covers years 0 through 5 and consists of four teachers and 70 children. The students in 6th and7th grade are forced to walk for two hours to get to the other nearest school. The existing building is old and derelict and the new school will provide vastly improved teaching facilities, with the curriculum covering English, biology and math. The new school will contain three buildings and will ensure that 6th and 7th graders will be taught at the school.

Estimated costs: 180.000 DKK
Project status: Ongoing
Number of children: 45 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys:1
Local Partner: Himalayan Project

Through the development of a tea production and marketing cooperative, local family’s income potential and living standards will be improved. This is a highly desired hope from the local population, where employment stands at only 15% of the population. Through establishing a power plant, tea- cooperative and constructing a tea factory, the local population will gain the opportunity to create employment in the area. In addition to the facilities, knowledge sharing by Danish tea producers will educate the Nepalese tea producers. They will also receive marketing training in cooperation with the Danish organisation “The Black Circus”. This will form the foundation for local ownership and be the beginning of a positive development.

Estimated costs: 1 mill. DKK
Status: Ongoing

The purpose of the project was to provide immediate help after the big earthquake of April 2015. 790 tarpaulins were distributed in Bhakanje, Chaulakharka, Goli, Dudhkundas. This gave shelter to 2094 children the first weeks after the earthquake.

Estimated costs: 110.000 DKK
Project status: Completed
Number of children helped: 2094 children
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Dharan

15 years ago Shree Kanya Primary School was built as a one-storey building, enabling education years 0 through 5. As the children are too young to attend the nearest school situated about 1.5 km away, the school has functioned as a feeder school for the larger schools. The facilities show clear signs of being old, and cannot accommodate all the children in the town. The project will include the construction of a new school building, which will ensure schooling for all the children living in the town.

Estimated costs: 165.000 DKK
Project status: Completed
Number of children: 44 children
Number of classrooms: 5
Further improvements: Teachers training by both local company and retired Danish teachers, Library, Entrepreneurship project
Number of storeys:1

Gramin Janata Higher Secondary School has for many years functioned as the main school in the region, enrolling students from the smaller schools from grades 6 through 12. Currently, the school employs 12 teachers, who undertake a great piece of work for the large student body. In order for the school to continue being the main school for the whole region, they need assistance. This is why we will support the school with a software package containing science and computer equipment as well as teacher education

Estimated costs: 551.000 DKK
Project status: Planned
Number of children: 366 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 2
Further improvements: Teachers training and Computer room
Local partner: Global Action Nepal

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth aim to improve education for the children in the area and established Navjyoti Secondary School & Informal School Lauki. It is a private school, one of the best in the community and is widely known for its language teaching. Normally the school opens at 10 am so children living far from the school can arrive on time.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are providing free morning school for the poorest children in the area. The children are taught Nepalese, math, English and health studies. With the donation we can support four teachers´ salaries and keep the initiative going.

Estimated costs: 890.000 DKK
Status: Completed
Number of children: 100 children
Number of classrooms: 4
Number of storeys: 1
Further improvements: Library, School equipment, Playground, Entrepreneurship projects, Financing of teacher’s salary
Local partner: Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

30 years ago Shree Janasewa Lower Secondary School was built as a one-story building with six classrooms for children from 0th to 5th grade. The school needs to expand its capacity to teach 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Currently, children must walk one and a half hour to get to the nearest school, when they start 6th grade.

The project will invest in construction of the new school building, which will offer classes to children from 6th to 8th grade. The project will also involve the creation of a playground at the school, which will make the school more attractive.

Estimated costs: 190.000 DKK
Project status: Ongoing
Number of children: 129 children
Number of classrooms: 4
Number of storeys: 1
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

The project will invest in construction of a new and modern two-storey school building with 14 classrooms that will help to increase capacity of the existing school building’s facilities. The current building is several decades old and was built when there were far fewer students than the current 1,660 students.

Estimated costs: 820.000 DKK
Project status: Planned
Number of children: 1660 children
Number of classrooms: 14
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Shree Amar Higher Secondary School started as a secondary school, but has been expanded to a higher secondary school. The school is one of the most important schools in the area, as it now teaches children from 0th to 12th grade. The school’s teachers educate the pupils in Nepali, English, mathematics, health, social science and biology.

After the earthquakes hit Nepal in April and May 2015, the school buildings have suffered such extensive damage, that it no longer has the facilities to teach all the students. The eldest students, who usually come from furthest distances, have especially suffered to attend 10th to 12th grade.

Estimated costs: 211.000 DKK
Project status: Ongoing
Number of children: 551 children
Number of classrooms: 4
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Estimated costs: 115.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 830 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: Social Eco Innovative Trust

The purpose of the transit home in Kakarvitta is to save women and children from human trafficking. While they are saved from trafficking they are also ensured re-integration into the community where victims are normally treated as outcast.

In addition to the operation of the home, the care and re- integration of the women and children; the transit home also carries out proactive work against human trafficking. The donation is crucial for the continuous work at the transit home in saving children and women.

Estimated costs: 140.000 DKK
Project status: Completed
Local partner: Maiti Nepal

Taplejung

In 1975, Shree Change Higher Secondary School was built on a mountainside, making transport to the school difficult. The school has 306 children, who are taught mathematics, English, health and social science. At present, the school has 15 small classrooms, which will be rebuilt into a library and physics laboratories.

The government supports the school with a payroll for 14 teachers, which will be increased to 17 when the new school is finished. The new school building will contain 10 large classrooms, which will be used by children from 2nd to 10th grade.

Estimated costs: 440.000 DKK
Project status: Ongoing
Number of children: 306 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 2
Further improvements: School equipment, Library, Playground, Entrepreneurship activities, Teachers training, Computer room


Local partner: Pahar Trust Nepal

Together with Shree Change, this school is one of the only schools that offer teaching for 10th to 12th Grade pupils. After the earthquakes, Shree Kalika Higher Secondary suffered significant damage affecting all the pupils in this school, who normally walk long distances daily to attend the school to receive education in Nepalese, mathematics, English, biology and health. The school is distinguished with its dedicated teachers, who unfortunately had their teachers’ room destroyed, together with a large amount of teaching materials. The school has created teaching outside in order to make some of the smaller classes able to attend school.

Estimated costs: 278.363 DKK
Project status: Ongoing


Number of children: 300 children
Number of classrooms: 4
Number of storeys: 2
Further improvements: School equipment, Library, Playground, Entrepreneurship activities, Teachers training, Science room, Computer room
Local partner: Pahar Trust Nepal

Back in 1963, Laxmi Lower Secondary School was built with 10 classrooms in four buildings, to allow lessons to the school’s 252 children from 0th to 8th grade. Today the school faces a major problem, since the school no longer has room for all the children in the village, as when the school was built in 1963, the number of students was considerably lower.

The school has six teachers employed to teach English, mathematics, needlework, physics, Nepali and health. The government covers teachers’ salaries and operation of the school. Based on research in the local community, the construction of a new school with four classrooms will allow 50 additional children to attend this school.

Estimated costs: 235.000 DKK
Project status: Ongoing


Number of children: 252 children
Number of classrooms: 4
Number of storeys: 1
Further improvements: School equipment, Library, Playground, Entrepreneurship activities, Teachers training
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Shree Little Buddha currently consists of 26 small, old worn out classrooms. The school has had great success with their students and teachers – their percentage of successful students passing the final exam is almost 100%.

At present, the school rents buildings from the government but this is not sustainable for students and teachers, as they can not renovate the buildings without the government’s approval. After the construction of the new school buildings, the school will hire five new teachers. The project will include the construction of two new earthquake-resistant school buildings with 14 classrooms each. The new buildings are expected to increase the number of students with about 200 children, so the total number of students will increase to 1,300.

Estimated costs: 682.839 DKK
Project status: Ongoing


Number of children: 1300 children
Number of classrooms: 14
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal and Shree Little Buddha

The project will invest into additional two-storey building with 6 classrooms, which will be fully furnished. There will be a strong focus on the building to withstand the area’s harsh climate and potential earthquakes. It is expected that the school will be completed within 12 months. Along with their existing buildings, the new school building will help to improve the teaching and learning conditions for the school’s 616 children. The new school building will accomodate additional 50 students.

Estimated costs: 487.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 375 children
Number of classrooms: 6
Number of storeys: 2
Further improvements: School equipment, Library, Playground, Entrepreneurship activities, Teachers training, Lunch program, Lunch equipment
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Back in 1956, Shree Moti Higher Secondary School was built with four buildings and total of 10 classrooms, to teach 393 children from 0th to 12th grade. The earthquake of 2015 damaged one of the buildings.

The school has 17 teachers employed to teach English, mathematics, needlework, physics, nepali and health. The project will include a construction of a new school building with six classrooms. The new building is expected to increase the number of students to 100.

Estimated costs: 410.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 450 children
Number of classrooms: 6
Number of storeys: 2
Further improvements: School equipment, Library, Playground, Entrepreneurship activities, Teachers training, Science room, Computer room
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Estimated costs: 387.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 190 children
Number of classrooms: 6
Number of storeys:
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal
Estimated costs: 276.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 121 children
Number of classrooms: 4
Number of storeys: 1
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Shree Himalaya Lower Secondary School currently consist of 5 buildings with 12 classrooms and teaches grades 0-8. Due to the earthquake the main building can collapse at anytime and must be replaced with a new building. The project will secure a new school building with 8 new classrooms. With the new building the school can also teach higher grades 9 and 10 and become a Higher Secondary school. The project will also include a library, computer room and furniture.

Estimated costs: 551.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 179 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Estimated costs: 410.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 191 children
Number of classrooms: 6
Number of storeys: 1
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Shree Tellok Higher Secondary School currently consists of 7 buildings with 15 classrooms. One building was totally destroyed be the earthquake. The classrooms are small, dark and time-worn and in bad condition. The project will build a new school building with 8 classrooms and include better facilities as a library, computer room, science room and new furniture.

Estimated costs: 551.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 500 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Shree Mewareja Lower Secondary School currently consists of 5 buildings with 8 classrooms. The purpose of this project is to construct a new school building with 6 classrooms. The new additional building will be used for upgrade classrooms, library, laboratory and a staff room for the head teacher. New furniture is also needed.

Estimated costs: 410.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 288 children
Number of classrooms: 6
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Ambegundin Higher Secondary School has 16 classrooms and teaches grades 0-10. One of the buildings is in an extremely bad condition.The project will include the construction of a new school building with 8 classrooms. One of the rooms will be used for computers. The project will also include a library, furniture and extra toilets.

These improved teaching conditions will give the students better opportunities to gain valuable skills and knowledge, which will be essential for their future job opportunities.

Estimated costs: 551.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 355 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Dolakha

Estimated costs: 1.100.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 515 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Estimated costs: 680.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 111 children
Number of classrooms: 10
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Estimated costs: 550.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 115 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 2
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

Estimated costs: 550.000 DKK
Project status: Planned


Number of children: 270 children
Number of classrooms: 8
Number of storeys: 1
Local partner: The Pahar Trust Nepal

ABOUT US

We are a group of passionate problem solvers, who wish to make a difference in the world. The Foundation’s mission is to connect western expertise with indigenous experience in the developing countries, in a spirit of cooperation which actively include both donors and beneficiaries. The outcome of this collaboration should lead to the improvement of living conditions for those who are in need.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Pernille Kruse Madsen, Founder and Board Member, has lived a life in the fast track lane. For a number of years she was active as a show jumper participating in many competitions, national as well as international. Simultaneously, she qualified as a lawyer and obtained a Bachelor degree in Commerce and Business Finance.

In 2013 she started working at Maersk, for whom she travelled all over the world, a dream job for any young lawyer. Slowly Pernille realized that this was not, at all, what she wanted to do with her life. ‘We are only here on Earth for a short time and that time has to be meaningful,’ she says.

At the age of 33, Pernille thus took one of the biggest jumps in her life. She quit her job, sold all her belongings and bought a one-way ticket into the horizon. 15 months later she knew what she wanted: She wanted to apply all her abilities and rally all her energy to start a novel and different movement aiming to tackle poverty in the developing countries. This was the beginning of The Human Practice Foundation.

Nils Fo                ss, Cofounder, is a Danish director and civil engineer. He was born into a family of well known engineers. Nils Foss is the founder of FOSS, which is a Danish family owned company, established in 1956.

In 1956 he founded FOSS Electric A/S, today known as FOSS (FOSS Analytical A/S), with his father Erling Foss. He was CEO of FOSS until 1968, where after he was CEO of the Danish company F.L. Smidth from 1969-1976. In 1981 he returned to FOSS as CEO and in 1990 he passed the rains to his son Peter Foss.

During 1989-1996 Nils Foss was Chairman of the Danish charity Dansk Flygtningehjælp. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Danish American Business Forum (DABF) from 1997–2002; and Danish Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) from 2006, and currently holds the position as Chairman.

Martin & Jesper KringCofounders the last twenty years  have invested, managed and built innovative companies in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and India.

The sustainable and innovative approach of the Kring’s to business is lived today through management consulting company KRING A/S and KRING Ventures A/S.

 

 

MEET THE FOUNDING FATHERS

All of the Foundation’s operating costs, which almost only comprise of salaries, are financed by a group of men and women with enormous socioeconomic capital. They are the Founding Fathers of the Foundation. They make the Human Practice Foundation unique.

By financing the operation of the Foundation the Founding Fathers enable us to guarantee all investors that their funds are allocated, in their entirety, to each designated project. Moreover their involvement in the Foundation also helps to attract many more investors to fund projects.

NILS FOSS

OleGjessoeAndersen

OLE ANDERSEN

flemming

FLEMMING TOPSØE

LarsForberg

LARS FÖRBERG

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SOFIE BRANDI PETERSEN

Mikkel

MIKKEL BÜLOW-LEHNSBY

rasmus

RASMUS NØRGAARD

john

JOHN RAABO

Peter

PETER BRØSTE

JØRGEN BUHL RASMUSSEN

TOVE HOELSVEEN

MORTEN JENSEN

 

 

 

Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.

Nelson Mandela

 

 

MEET THE FOUNDATION BOARD

Lars Förberg
Chairman, HPF
Managing partner, Cevian Capital

Ole Andersen
Chairman, Danske Bank

Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
Vice Chairman, Novozymes

Rasmus Nørgaard
Partner, NREP

Jens Vasehus
Owner, Implement Consult Group

Pernille Kruse Madsen
Managing director, HPF

Pernille Foss
Board member, FOSS

 

 

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

Pernille Kruse Madsen
Managing Director
pkm@humanpractice.org

Victoria Goncharova
Project Manager
vg@humanpractice.org

Mette Thybo
Social Impact Manager
mt@humanpractice.org

Signe Hallas-Møller
Fundraising
shm@humanpractice.org

Ingrid Hårstad
Communications
ih@humanpractice.org

Susanne Brandt
Communications/Fundraising
sb@humanpractice.org

Simon Gessøe
Project Manager
sg@humanpractice.org

SUPPORT A PROJECT

There are many ways to support the projects of Human Practice Foundation (HPF) and many degrees of involvement. You can choose to make a donation without further participation or you can actively involve yourself in all phases of a project.

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As a private project investor acting  alone or as a family you have the opportunity to engage yourself in the project through active involvement and visits. Please look through our list of planned projects and see if you want to support them. You are also welcome to contact us and tell us about your own ideas. We may be able to adjust the project to meet your wishes.

As a company you will benefit from project investments in your advertising, marketing or CSR strategy, for example by selecting a project where there is a need for the company’s know-how. As a company you will be collaborating closely with the Foundation, so you constantly receive the information you want regarding the project. Contact us to share your wishes and ideas.

Foundations and associations often have an object clause that can be fulfilled by designing a project that meets their purpose. Impoverished people have needs that your foundation or association can help fulfill in every possible way. Please contact us to arrange a meeting, where we can discuss your ideas.

Groups of investors that work together (or equally led by us) on a specific project, are able to organize themselves and agree upon how much the participants want to involve themselves in the project. Some might be particularly interested in financing, while others want to be a part of the project management process or the more practical/technical side of the project. Yet others may prefer only to donate money without further participation. Please look through our planned projects and see if you could be interested in joining one. Or contact us to share your ideas.

Basic donations without further involvement are of course more than welcome. Your donation will be a part of a “donor pool”. You can follow your donation on our webpage to see what the pool money is used for and what results it creates. Bank details of the foundation can be found below or under “contact us”.

If you would like to contribute to the Human Practice Foundation’s projects, you can transfer an amount of your choice to our Jyske Bank account (you will find the payment information at the bottom left). Please also fill in the form below with your name, e-mail and message to receive updates about the fund’s performance, supporter meetings, events, etc.

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It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

Mother Teresa

 

PARTNERS

Lokale Partnere
Pahar Trust
Maiti Nepal
SCN Family
Himalayan Project
Global Action Nepal

 

 

Investors
Nordic Real Estate Partners
Kavli
Nykredits Fond
Oticon Fonden
JPA Fonden
Søllerød Rotary Club
Moth-Lunds Fond
JBK Horse Show
Lauritzen Fonden
Øllingsø Fonden
Guldager
Hesse-Ragles Fonden
Det Arnstedske Familiefond
Paustian
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Velux Fonden
Gudbjorg og Ejnar Honore's Fond
René Mouriers Fond

 

 

 

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Give him a fishing rod and teach him how to use it – and you feed him for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

 

 

Sponsorer
Kring
AM
Nordic Real Estate Partners
Deloitte
Frost & Sullivan
Forca A/S
Vedel IT
Brane
McCan
JGJ
Backup-Service
Gorissen
Eilersen
Relations People
Colliander & Partners

 

 

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

Anonymous

 

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