Blanket Drive

Volunteers, together with IAHV donated 200 blankets.  The beneficiaries were The Reuven Old Age Home, The Langelihle Old Age Home and the Homeless.

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Mandela Day Celebrations 2023

In celebration of Mandela Day, IAHV South Africa hosted a range of community-driven initiatives aimed at making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

In KZN, 50 blankets were donated to learners and care givers who were affected by the recent floods at the Dr Macken Mistry Primary School in Sea cow lake, Durban.

40 food parcels was donated to the caregivers at the Youth Village Project in Soweto led by Aneshree Naidoo.

James House Child & Youth Care Centre in Hout Bay Cape Town led by Rucita Vassen.

This Mandela Day fundraising goal is to sponsor 50 kids from James House to a fun and educational trip to the Cape Town Science Centre and a gift pack of essential items, winter warmers and hygiene items. Also to honour the work and beliefs of humanitarians like Mandela and Gurudev by helping others, educating them which is one of the most empowering tools, showing love and compassion and igniting change in our communities.

OBS Pasta Kitchen in Observatory Cape Town, are a weekly feeding scheme in Cape Town that offers support, community and a hot meal once a week.  We also share life skills and healthy ways of dealing with stress with our guests, who are mostly homeless or unemployed.


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Renovations at Summit Primary School

The Art of Living Centre in Chatsworth currently use the Summit Primary school hall for follow ups, Satsang and courses. We became aware that there is a plumbing, painting and electrical need for the children’s toilets at the school and decided together with IAHV to raise funds for this project.

Hygiene is of utmost importance and if these basic needs of the children are not taken care of, then it has an adverse impact on their well-being and basic functionality.

On Saturday, 10th June, volunteers as well as folk from the community came together to restore and paint the children’s toilets.  Post Covid, this was our 1st project and the team came together with enthusiastic energy to serve, build and leave a lasting impact for the children.  A few weeks ago, the plumbing was also attended to and we are proud to share that now two taps are installed for the children to drink water from and the water is not being spilled onto their school shoes.

Some of the painting and the electrical work is still to be completed so we have set aside a 2nd day to complete this project on 24th June at 8am! Join us and be part of the movement to serve, instil and inspire human values!

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Back to School Stationery | The Youth Village Project

The Youth Village Project in Soweto headed by project leader Aneshree Naidoo together with the support from donors and IAHV secured school stationary packs for 60 Primary and High Schools children at the Thabisang, Mbuyisa and Mzamo Primary Schools, and the Phefeni, Matsike and Kwa- Nsikane High Schools in Soweto.

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Back to School | Bike Run with a Purpose

Our children in Barrydale were blessed by the International Association for Human Values yesterday with the gift of 200 stationary sets and 40 items of new school clothing.

This was distributed to BF Oostehuzen school, Barrydale High School, Weltevrede Primary, Lemoenshoek Primary, Akkerbooom and Vleiplaas schools. The Principals and children were overjoyed and grateful for their stationary.

Without these donations our children’s lives would be far more challenging.  We say Thank you for our wonderful donations.

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Bike Run With A Purpose

Our volunteers together with the assistance from IAHV donated 150 cutlery, bowls and mugs to the children at Net Vir Pret in Barrydale. Furthermore, school uniforms, school shoes and stationery will be given to disadvantaged children at 6 different schools within the next 2 weeks.

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Obs Pasta Kitchen Valentine

At Obs Pasta Kitchen we serve a bowl to the homeless and needy every Wednesday @ 4:30pm – 6:00pm.  Grateful that our pasta kitchen is a space where everyone can tap into what’s on their heart.  Celebrating love was our theme.  Our 2 youngest members of our volunteer family, made a beautiful poster to raise some Valentine’s Day love donations !

[content written by Dani Saporetti]

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Christmas Lunch for the Lansdowne Community

A very big THANK YOU to all our generous donors and volunteers who made the Christmas Day Lunch for the homeless Lansdowne community such a huge success and heartwarming experience!!

We are overwhelmed by the generosity, kindness, and enthusiasm that made this project possible. We had 31 volunteers assist at the event with transporting goods, setting up, serving food, and gifting the community. Volunteers also cooked 160 meals which we served with cooldrink and treats. With the cash donations, we were able to purchase Yebo Fresh food packs containing non-perishable items as well as hygiene packs. We received a donation of an imported German Christmas tree which added to the festivities and they absolutely loved it!

The community were so grateful and appreciative. At the end of the event, some of their community members came together to thank the volunteers and said “As long as I’ve been staying here, you come every year, I’m so appreciative of what you do for us. We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. God bless you”

Thank you to everyone who contributed and touched the lives of this community. Our combined efforts brought joy and smiles to their faces and we couldn’t think of a better way to spend Christmas – see below link to the video on our Instagram page or attached if you don’t have an Instagram account.

Wishing you all a bright and beautiful 2023! Stay safe and happy 🙂

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Bike Run With A Purpose

IAHV sponsored the children of Barrydale Village for their annual Christmas Party. 250 children from our beautiful village of Barrydale were treated to a meal, cake, cool drink and chips. Net Vir Pret is a registered NPO situated in Smitsville, Barrydale and focus on the upliftment of children in the form of supervised homework each day, a meal for the children each day, art, pottery, dancing, yoga, singing and education into the Khoi culture and heritage.

Bikers with a Purpose have been supporting this project since its inception in 2021. The Net Vir Pret NPO survive on donations in order to feed and assist the children. It was a gift to put smiles on the face of 250 Children this morning and a huge “Thank You” to the donors for the party.

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Christmas party at Nirvana Havan Old Age Home

Nirvana Havan Old Age Home is located in Lenasia, Gauteng.  A Christmas party was held on Saturday 17 December 2022 for the Senior Citizens at the Home.  Dedicated volunteers prepared a delicious lunch for the Seniors and Xmas food hampers which compromised with basic food items and other critical supplies, were donated to the elders.  They were also entertained with some music

To the donors, project leaders, coordinators and volunteers, your generosity and efforts continue to inspire and reinforce the IAHV strategic goals and values.

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