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June 19, 2015
On May 18, 2015, Temina Mkumbwa, Vitamin A Supplementation Program Manager for HKI-Africa, spoke to more than 400 supporters and friends at HKI's Spirit of Helen Keller Gala at the New York Public Library in New York City. Watch her share her inspiration for becoming an advocate in the fight...
June 12, 2015
A version of this blog originally appeared in the Huffington Post on June 11, 2015. I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in...
June 11, 2015
HKI-Bangladesh developed the Nurturing Connections curriculum to complement its nutrition education and homestead food production programs. Like many developing countries, the social mobility of women in Bangladesh is often limited by cultural norms, which margenalize women with limited ability to...
June 10, 2015
The USAID MMDP Project , managed by Helen Keller International, held its first technical trachomatous trichiasis meeting in Hammamet, Tunisia April 23-24, 2015. HKI’s Emily Toubali (pictured far left) serves as MMDP Project Director. MMDP (Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention) targets...
June 9, 2015
HKI-Tanzania produced a video highlighting the work and impact of the Enhanced Homestead Food Production programs in Tanzania, which are funded by Irish Aid. The video was made in collaboration with the Cultural Video Foundation.
June 9, 2015
“I need glasses,” says Qian, an outgoing sixth-grader who emigrated from China at age seven to join her family in New York. Her parents work long hours to make ends meet – her father is a cook and her mother a cashier. “My parents don’t spend much time with me because they are always at work,” she...
June 9, 2015
The world of NGOs has always been a big part of my life. I grew up in Bangladesh as a “sponsor child” of Save the Children USA, and went on to volunteer with them as a youth, where I did everything from help build ponds in the Brahminbaria district so that the villagers could get fresh water, to...
May 21, 2015
In October 2013, Helen Keller International launched its award-winning homestead food production program in Vietnam. The program targets impoverished families in rural areas to improve food security among participating households and improve nutrition habits in impoverished communities. One of the...

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