WHO ARE WE?
FFHE builds cultural bridges as we lead people to serve others in Mexico. FFHE guides groups of people, including individuals, families and organizations to participate in an 8 day humanitarian experience to Mexico. The objective of FFHE is to teach principles of self-reliance and self-sufficiency. This is accomplished by engaging individuals and families in a participatory learning method which provides skills, education and resources to help provide for their own needs in becoming self-reliant. FFHE's method strengthens families and communities through education, understanding and service. FFHE has helped hundreds of families and thousands of individuals throughout dozens of locations in Mexico. Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) is a 501c3 corporation incorporated in 2001.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) introduces the experience of teaching self-reliance in a three step process which begins with creating love and trust between those who teach, or give and those who are taught, or receive. On every expedition, concrete floors, stoves, or bathrooms are a must! These initial projects help to build relationships of trust as the expedition participants work alongside the local family.
These projects take place during the day and involve active participation with the receiving family. The second phase of the self-reliance program begins in the evening. The families have pre-determined what areas of education would be best for their family. The expedition participants then teach basic education classes to the families. This helps to establish a pattern of the importance of education in teaching self-reliance. The third phase is then implemented by identified professionals who help the community develop a community learning center where family and community can be strengthened by the families and citizens of the community.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) understands that we are all part of a family unit. Today’s family is under tremendous challenges to maintain growth and stability. Each family can be poor and needy during their development and progression. We can help care for the poor and needy by sharing our talents, abilities and resources. We also allow those we are serving to share their talents with us and in so doing we educate, are educated and strengthen ourselves and our own families. By participating in this learning experience we come to understand better how to share and teach principles of self- reliance.