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- Our Mission and History: Founded in 1915 by Helen Keller and George Kessler, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international NGOs (non-governmental organizations) devoted to preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition in the world. We currently work in 22 countries: 13 in Africa, 8 in Asia-Pacific, and the United States. To learn more about our mission, vision and history, click here.
- Spirit of Helen Keller: We take very seriously our responsibility to carry on the work and legacy of our founding trustee, Helen Keller (1880-1968). Her indomitable spirit continues to guide our work worldwide. To learn more about her life and legacy, and about our annual Spirit of Helen Keller Gala, click here.
- Our Organization: Helen Keller International's commitment is to eradicate preventable blindness and to ensure children and adults no longer suffer the debilitating effects of poor nutrition. Spanning 22 countries around the world, our entire organization, including our worldwide staff, our Board of Trustees, and our Senior Leadership work tirelessly towards this goal. Our Technical Advisory Committee provides valuable advice and guidance to us. To learn more about our organization, click here.
- How We Work: The effectiveness that has kept us at the forefront of preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition for more than nine decades is grounded in a commitment to create systemic, sustainable change that fosters both immediate and long-term impact. To learn more about how we work, click here.
- Financial Information: Helen Keller International relies on the financial generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and government to help us continue the legacy established by Helen Keller. In 2011, 84% of contributions were used directly for our primary purpose of working worldwide to prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition. HKI has been given an "A" rating by the American Institute of Philanthropy in recognition of the responsible way we handle your donations. To view or download our annual reports or financial statements, click here.
- Careers: to learn more about career opportunities with Helen Keller International, click here.