The Comfort with Dignity for Girls Project at the Bright Eyes Trust

The Comfort with Dignity for Girls Project at the Bright Eyes Trust in KZN for the visually Impaired.

Some blind girls were present and lots of representatives who will go to visit the individual blind girl to pass on the knowledge and demonstration of use of the reusable pads and underwear.

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Water Crisis in KZN

There are major infrastructure issues in KwaZulu Natal, specifically in Northern suburbs of Phoenix, Verulam, Tongaat and Stanger affecting water supply to these communities for almost 6 months and ongoing.

500 x 5lt Purified Bottled Water was donated at the Verulam Day Care Centre. Furthermore, on a very wet and rainy Human Rights Day, volunteers distributed another 400x 5l water bottles together with a hot meal a veg biryani and Immune boosters, to an impoverished community in Riet River in Verulam. These families do not have running water in their homes and have 1 tap to service +70 families

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HRE course in St. Francis

HRE course held at  SeaVista St. Francis in March with participants from a soccer club.

Participants enjoyed the program though they were quite shy to share their experience.

Feedback from some of the participants:

“It took away all the stress I had before coming here and it also helped me to stay


“After learning about sugar I have reduced my sugar to only 5 teaspoons in the past

days. The breathing, I have seen it helped me over the days.”


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Breath Water Sound for parolees and probationers

Our first Breath Water Sound follow up took place in Sasolburg with a group of 35 parolees and probationers.
They had completed the course in February 2019 with Prison Program teachers Chintz Bhana and Manoj Dayal.

With guidance and assistant from Ms. Melissa and Gavin Huber (Vaal) and Ms. Carla Van Staden from the Dept. Correctional Services they have embarked on a farming project.

They have selected their own team leaders and currently communicating with the Dept. Of Agriculture. The DOA has agreed to assist and guide them with farming skills, and provide them with seedlings to kick start the project.

The team said “Our aim is to move forward and to serve the less fortunate in our community. We want to leave and forget the past”.

A very big THANK YOU to all our Prison Program Teachers, Melissa, Gavin & Team and to our Volunteers for your dedication, time and creating a positive impact to Human Values.

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Yes!Youth – You are the open door and the helping hand in your community.

“People want to improve their communities but they haven’t found the door, the hand, the heart….so let us do something.” Dreadlocked Jean America, a radiant kid with a toothy grin spoke some eloquent words that night. He’d just completed his nine day foundation training ( YLTP – Youth Leadership Training Programme) with IAHV’s Yes! Youth Programme. Jean grew up in Ocean View, a hard neighbourhood situated on the fynbos slopes of the South Peninsula, where violence and drug abuse are a part of life.

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Youth Empowerment in Soweto

In August 2005, IAHV SA, and partner organization, The Art of Living established a partnership with Forte High School in Dobsonville, Soweto, Johannesburg. The partnership began with a medical camp and progressed rapidly.

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