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IMHA is a fully remote organization, which means we don't have a physical office anywhere. While this was necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've found 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, Mozambique and the United States. We do believe in the power of in-person work and as we grow, we've been able to prioritize this in creative ways. Check out our blog to hear the latest about which team members are on-ground together and what they're up to.
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, we have been since Day 1 and are proud to say that the majority of our team (including leadership, board and volunteers) identify as women.
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.