“If not for the JHS Foundation I don't think I would have begun my dream” JHS Student
“My heart is filled with gratitude towards the JHS foundation.
Thank you for putting a permanent smile on my face and the
world for I shall impact the world positively.” JHS Alumna
Future Hope Learning
The JHS Foundation funds higher education studies for young women who would otherwise not have access to further education. The JHS supports its students in their countries of origin, focusing on women since 2012. We believe that education not only brings knowledge, it also empowers students to change their lives and to contribute positively to the future of their community, improving our world today and tomorrow.
The JHS Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation based in Zurich, Switzerland. It was founded in 2000, in memory of Johanna Heumann, who believed that helping others when you are given the opportunity is a duty, an honor, and a matter of course. JHS is run by a board. Board members represent various professional fields, work on a voluntary basis and rely on existing networks of information.
The JHS Foundation works with local heroes, or volunteers, in countries such as Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Afghanistan, Palestine and Ecuador. Our local heroes serve as a bridge between the students and the JHS. They identify potential students, coordinate and monitor the student's progress, as well as help with the administrative process.
JHS Mission Statement
The JHS Foundation funds higher education studies for young people from developing nations in their countries of origin. By helping these students build on their knowledge and acquire socially constructive skills and qualifications, we enable them to contribute to the progress and future of their communities.
JHS was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 2000 and is guided by a board. Board members represent various professional fields including education, law, finance and journalism. They work on a pro-bono basis and rely on existing networks of information so that operating costs are kept close to zero.
JHS Local Heroes around the world donate their time and expertise.