IMHA is a fully remote organization, which means we don't have a physical office anywhere. While this is necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, it also supports the wellbeing of our team members and allows us to use funds more efficiently, a priority for IMHA. Currently, our team members are based in the Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Switzerland and the United States.
This changes depending on our current projects, but right now we're focused primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, coastal counties in Kenya and in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Yes! It was a long road but we finally got there, we are officially a 501c3 non-profit.
Simply put, capacity building means building towards better work. While we're constantly engaged in our own internal capacity building, we also integrate capacity building into every project, program and relationship we take on at IMHA. This can look like trainings, education, social media support, technical upgrades, networking opportunities, the list goes on. Our goal is that everyone we collaborate with ends up better prepared do their work as we work towards a healthier world together.
Both! Every project and program we run, whether it includes direct service work or not, will integrate several capacity building elements. For example, the Kind to Your Mind project in Bangladesh did provide direct services to school age children. It also trained teaching fellows on mental health literacy, interventions and research, as well as contributed to a body of evidence the fellows' host organization can use to develop future training practices. Win, win, win.
Yes we do. Our current work primarily impacts; Goal 3 - Good Health & Wellbeing, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities and Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals.