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05/04/2021

We are pleased to announce that Nika Hirsch (Northfield, MN), and Riley Pryor (Edmond, OK) are each recipients of a 2021 Yours Humanly Children Have the Power to Empower® Award.
 
Congratulations to Nika and Riley!
 
Learn more about the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award recipients and their work.

03/29/2021

Yours Humanly received an $18,000 donation from Intel in support of our global educational projects on behalf of children in need. We are sincerely grateful to members of the Intel workforce who contributed to this donation, and give thanks for their generosity and belief in the work we do!

03/24/2021

Yours Humanly is excited to announce the official opening of the Yours Humanly Nepal office, marked in celebration with a ribbon cutting held Monday, March 22, 2021. We express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to our special guest The Honorable Ms. Pampha Bhusal, Member of Parliament and former Minister with the Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare. In addition to Ms. Bhusal’s kind and generous remarks at the opening ceremony, she honored us by doing the actual ribbon cutting!
 
We are deeply grateful to the Yours Humanly Nepal Board of Directors, Country Director Ms. Candina Gurung, staff, and volunteers for organizing such a joyful and successful event, and for working tirelessly to grow Yours Humanly Nepal and transform the lives of children in need through the power of education.
 
We thank our many global donors and supporters who have helped us make a difference in Nepal.
 
This was an occasion for celebration and thanks! Please enjoy the gallery of ribbon cutting photos here.

03/17/2021

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Christopher Semturs to the Board of Directors of Yours Humanly.
 
Christopher Semturs is Tech Lead Manager at Google Health, based in Palo Alto, California, leading and managing the Ophthalmology and Dermatology research teams. Born and raised in Austria, Christopher earned his MS in computer science at Technical University of Vienna. He joined Google in 2007 in the Zurich, Switzerland, office, and then moved to the United States, in 2018, to join Google Health, where his team of engineers explores technology solutions for improving access to healthcare and healthcare information. His work at Google Health allows him to be a part of the journey toward healthcare equity for all populations.
 
Christopher’s experience in giving back includes his volunteer work sharing the experiences of an engineer with high school students. His mission was to help students understand the wide variety of options and opportunities available to them through education, and specifically an education in engineering—opening doors and shining light on possibilities some students may never have considered.
 
Education equity is key to Christopher’s involvement with Yours Humanly. He enjoys working with young people and believes we best serve them when we help them gain access to new information and encourage them to embrace possibilities; and when we address long-standing educational disparities by providing equitable resources to those most in need.
 
Christopher brings with him his education and extensive training in technology and his experience in team dynamics, setting priorities, and executing on a plan with partners and teams. He is driven with great passion to contribute for the better good, through his work with Google Health and through the endless opportunities before him with Yours Humanly on behalf of children in need.

01/05/2021

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Jewel Seperson to the Board of Directors of Yours Humanly.
 
Jewel Seperson, currently Head of User Research for e-commerce at Square, a payment technology company, is a leader in user research and market research with more than 15 years of experience in technology and financial services.
 
In 2018, Jewel augmented her professional work by dedicating herself to social impact work that leaves a positive mark on the community, not just financial gains. She launched 33Sparks, a social impact consultancy that develops research and strategy to drive action for purpose-driven organizations including social enterprises, nonprofits, and partner organizations.
 
Dedicated to giving back, Jewel has been involved in volunteer work throughout her career. Yours Humanly’s mission resonated strongly with her, as she is keenly aware of the inequality of educational opportunities for children—particularly the impoverished and those in need.
 
Jewel brings her background in research, strategy, and operations to the Yours Humanly organization to help further our mission and expand our reach on behalf of the children and communities we serve.
 
“I aspire to a world where there is less inequality and where all children are given the resources they need to grow and reach their full potential. I aspire to a world in which everybody recognizes how critical education is to the well-being of our children and our societies and participates in this mission to help all children in need.”

12/21/2020
We hope you and your loved ones are enjoying good health and high spirits during these challenging times. While it has been difficult to accomplish as much as we would have liked this year, Yours Humanly was able to positively impact hundreds of underprivileged children in underserved communities, thanks to your unwavering support and generous donations. We acknowledge your commitment to our mission and our organization, and we thank you most sincerely for acting on that commitment and for standing by us in 2020 to help us achieve so much.
 
On behalf of the children we serve, thank you for your belief in our work and continued support. Thank you for bringing smiles to the faces of so many precious children and their families, who desperately needed our help this past year.
 
From the Yours Humanly family to yours, we wish you a safe, happy, and blessed holiday season! As we raise our glasses to welcome 2021, we toast to your ongoing support.
12/18/2020

We are pleased to announce that Jahin Rahman (Queens Village, NY) is the recipient of a 2020 Yours Humanly Children Have the Power to Empower® Award.
 
Congratulations to Jahin!
 
Learn more about the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award recipients and their work. Read the full press release here.

12/10/2020

Every year, San Francisco East Bay’s Diablo magazine recognizes a few select individuals who provide meaningful and far ranging services to people in need with its prestigious Threads of Hope Award. Yours Humanly is pleased to announce that this year, Founder & CEO Sunny Singh was named a 2020 Threads of Hope honoree. Through his vision and tireless acts in service to others, Sunny is changing communities for the better in creative and generous ways, notes Diablo magazine. Sunny was featured in the December issue of Diablo and showcased at the live Threads of Hope event, held virtually on December 10, 2020. Read Sunny’s moving profile here and watch Sunny tell his story here. Congratulations to Sunny Singh and the entire Yours Humanly Family! Read the full press release here.

12/10/2020

Yours Humanly presented a check in the amount of $1,370 to MDUSD Education Foundation to fund interactive science programs for students of Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Contra Costa County, CA). Members of Yours Humanly, MDUSD, and MDUSD Education Foundation attended the presentation at Ygnacio Valley High School, Concord, CA. This donation is made possible through our Coloring Futures initiative and our partnership with the Education Foundation during our Fall Break a Sweat for Education® Run & Walk fundraiser.

11/02/2020

Yours Humanly received a $18,000 donation from TC Energy to fund STEM projects, kits, and supplies for students from underserved communities. We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the workforce at TC Energy for their generosity and support!