PH International’s core values include a belief in strengthening communities in a grassroots approach to solving community problems. Developing an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizens while building the capacity, confidence, and skills of program participants is at the heart of PH International’s Community Development Programs. Through educational workshops, training seminars and hands-on community development projects, these initiatives build skills in effective communication, advocacy, leadership, and coalition building. Community Development Programs truly illustrate PH International’s vision of empowering individuals of all ages to help build healthier communities.
Since 1996, PH International has been actively engaged in technology development and training programs. Whether working with schools or with community groups, PH incorporates information technology and Web 2.0 tools as an indispensable tool for creating and nurturing an informed, civil society. PH International has helped establish more than 1,000 Internet access points in Eurasia, and facilitates hundreds of online forums that support professional development, cross-cultural exchange, and innovative solutions to community challenges. This access to information and expression brings infinite possibilities for education, intercultural dialogue and professional development. Programs focus on practical skills development, critical thinking and other 21st century skills.
The purpose of the Mobile Literacy project is to provide people with awareness, knowledge, and skills for using their mobile devices as tools for accessing resources that can significantly improve their lives.
The IDEA project powered by Microsoft Youth Spark in Ukraine focuses on creating new venture, employment, or education opportunities for young people. Economically disadvantaged youth in Ukraine is left behind in accessing the social and economic benefits brought by advancing IT technologies.
PH International's educational initiatives provide unique opportunities for both students and education professionals to establish academic and community partnerships that encourage exploration of cultural diversity and provide the opportunity to share common experiences. These initiatives help prepare young adults to become business and community leaders, while fostering a deep appreciation of foreign cultures. PH has displayed a long-standing commitment to education-focused initiatives. Current programs are enriched by utilizing a vast network of technical resources to implement creative and innovative projects that support education in a digital world. Professional exchange opportunities reinforce online partnerships, peer tutoring, internships and more. PH remains dedicated to maintaining an open dialogue among students and teachers of the US and others around the world.
Program aims to build local capacity and sustainability with a focus on further enhancing quality teaching and learning in Georgian schools by ensuring professional knowledge of English language teachers and supporting expert Georgian teachers to take the lead as expert trainers and mentors for Georgian teachers of English language.
Professional programs involve direct observation and hands-on, results-oriented professional training with counterparts in a US host community. Participants receive specific skills and ideas necessary to expand professional knowledge and expertise. These exchange-based programs enable delegates to experience US based program and professional practice models in action in communities across the United States. Program themes have included economic development, community policing, environmental protection, youth advocacy, women’s leadership, arts and culture, and more. Activities include site visits, hands-on practice, job shadowing, and collaborative exchange. Host family stays round out these programs, providing a genuine US experience, and fostering a mutual sharing of perspectives and experiences. PH International supports professional programs that offer long-term possibilities for collaboration and foster sustainable professional relationships among American and international participants.