HUMAN VALUES – Cultivating Humanity – Transforming Lives
International Association for Human Values (IAHV)
Our mission is to transform lives worldwide, bringing change and growth to people whose lives are affected by conflict, disasters, trauma and stress. To assist when children are not being educated. To re-weave the fabric of a connected and healthy society on all levels. In situations of stress and trauma, positive human values can be overtaken by anger, fear and regret, which in turn leads to aggression, intolerance, depression, hopelessness and further stress. This cycle can be changed.
The methods we utilize are highly effective, proven and practical. Our processes release trauma and bring a sense of deep relaxation, renewed energy and vitality. This results in people becoming empowered to achieve lasting peace and wellbeing within themselves. Which ripples outwardly to include those around them and continues on to cultivate the innate human values of compassion, friendliness, kindness, understanding and service to others.
The Breath Water Sound (BWS) program seeks to address the challenges of economically and emotionally distressed communities by empowering them. The first step towards empowerment is stress-elimination and inner confidence. This is where the Breath-Water-Sound workshop comes in.R50.00 donated
The Prison S.M.A.R.T objective is to make a life-transforming difference in the lives of all people within the criminal justice system, by teaching skills for reducing stress, healing trauma, and providing practical knowledge of how to handle one’s emotions, live to one’s highest potential and contribute to society.R50.00 donated
How You Can Make a Difference
IAHV invites all like-minded, responsible, concerned corporate organizations and citizens to partner with us in the transformation of society’s most dispossessed. To restore them in leading dignified and meaningful lives as they are given the opportunity of reintegration into society. We suggest adopting a prison in partnership with IAHV, within which the PRISON SMART programmes can be activated.Donate to cause
Some of the success stories
YES!4Communities“Personally it was mind-blowing and a very good course. I have learnt how to relax my body and my mind by doing long and short breathing techniques. I also learnt how to be responsible for my actions and how to manage my stress.” - Jodean Sas
“My experience here was outstanding because some lovely people kept me focused in my creative expression of changing the world. Now I am: more caring, more confident in my vision, clearer on how I am going to strategize my vision in changing the world. I have taken tools that will take me far in life. It is the best program because it is effective in creating a positive change in the mind of people. My greatest wish is that it spreads to help my people in Africa.” I, Soweto
YES! has helped me be more confident and build my self-image and self-concept more than it used to be. I have learnt a better way to deal with stress and not let anyone push my buttons. The focus technique has helped me in my studying. After each class I feel relaxed, it helps calm my mind. The power breathing helps me get more energy, the only thing is it takes a lot of power. I really appreciate your help and support in this class. Thank you.
Mr Thabatha, Principal, Adeline Meje Primary School“There has been a lot of noticeable improvement in academic performance. The June results are impressive and when comparing the learners who attended Yes! For Schools and those who did not, there is a huge difference. The learners who attended the classes concentrate more that those who did not attend. Those who attended are always calmer and cooperative most of the time. The school is really impressed to see the change and we hope that the lessons will continue to be taught to other grades so that our school becomes a better place.”
The BWS Course was held specifically for young ex-offenders from Social Development, City of JHB Region F, who are being reintegrated into society as a result of their challenges experienced. However, these ex-offenders have no income to take care of them and their families need. The BWS Course, this has encouraged them to participate in projects, forms part of the local government’s attempts to address poverty reduction and promote self-reliance.