On this day, December 10th, in 1948 the United Nations drafted the Universal Declaration of Human rights – a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations outlining, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. 
So when you think of “human rights,” what comes to mind? Depending on the view from your corner of the world, your ideas about basic human rights may differ from someone else’s. A young mother in Kenya might simply say food and water, while hundreds of NGOs around the world would site access to healthcare, education, clothing, and shelter. And darn near everyone would agree that in an ideal world, every man woman and child would have all of the above. Basic human rights, right?

At Standish Foundation, we work to see that the basic rights of children are not overlooked when they are sick, hurt or hospitalized. We believe strongly that every child should not only have access to adequate medical care, but this care should meet all of a child’s unique psychosocial and emotional needs as well.

That is why we are passionate about educating healthcare professionals on ways to appropriately care for children of all ages who are faced with a difficult medical journey.

We support projects and develop training programs in partnership with hospitals in the U.S. and all over the world. In 2016 that included: DELL Children’s Hospital in Austin, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Joann Pediatric Cardiac Center in Tbilisi, Georgia. We provided toy donations to hospitals in Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and Palestine.

In honor of Human Rights Day help us continue this effort. We rely on donations alone to support the development and implementation of our educational curriculum. Contact us to learn more about these programs and how you can help. And please click below to support Standish Foundation.