The Inspiring Heath Science Studies (IHSS) Project at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital

The Inspiring Health Science Studies (IHSS) team spent a heart-warming day at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital on Friday 14 July.

The teams mission was 100% fulfilled.  They served a community in need, learnt and engaged with both patients and medical staff.  The next stop is Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

The IHSS is calling on grade 10 and grade 11 students to join the team and make a difference to others.

IHSS = A youth –led initiative to make a difference.

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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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Mandela Day Fundraiser 2022

This year’s Mandela Day Fundraiser was out of this world! With the donor’s love, support and generosity, 55 teenagers from James House Child & Youth Care Centre received gift packs & groceries and enjoyed a trip to the IZiko Planetarium, followed by a stroll through the Museum and lunch in the Company Gardens.

The trip to the Iziko Planetarium’s 360 degree Digital Dome (the most advanced digital planetarium on the African continent!) was so inspiring for this group of teenagers, who seldom have the opportunity to venture out of the township. They loved the immersive multi-sensory edutainment experience and as they prepare for matric and future careers, their minds have been opened to new possibilities.

James House have expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all involved and are grateful for the continuous support of donors and volunteers who make a difference to their underprivileged communities. The gift packs were also well-received with much appreciation and included a Yebo Fresh groceries combo pack, winter warmers (woollen beanie and hoodie) and hygiene Items (2 x sanitary pad packs, deodorant, body lotion, soap, bath sponge).

It was very special to once again spend time with James House and the kids in person, something we could not do for the past 2 years with the pandemic. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this initiative and gifting the kids this amazing experience!

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KZN Flood Relief | Yoga Day 2022

A yoga session held for the children grade 6 & 7 at the Dr Macken Mistry School. This school was completely submerged during the KZN floods.  The children were also given beanies, flip files and some vitamin C, oranges .

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Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale 28 May 2022

Our Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale held on 28 May 2022 was a huge success.

  • Over 200 pairs of shoes were handed over to the community.
  • 500kg of food from Ladles of Love was donated.
  • Books for the library Net vir Pret  -Aftercare and Youth centre group.
  • Clothing for our community, sweet treats and toys for our children.

We would like to say THANK YOU to our amazing bikers, donors, to all the volunteers, Pep Stores for assisting, and to the Karoo Daisy for hosting us!  Andre du Toit for being the most amazing positive and motivating master of ceremonies.

You can make a difference, be the change you would like to see in the world.

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Siyaphambili Day Care and Pre-school

Lerato Feeding Scheme project in Jackson Drift, Eikenhof which has now changed to Siyaphambili Day Care and Pre-school. This school has 130 children from the ages of 2-6 years and depends on donations and veggies they receive and cooks daily on the premises for the children.  Volunteers sponsored groceries, milk, fruits and vegetables.

Furthermore, we also donated to the Boithuto Vulnerable Community in Eikenhof, formed in 2012 and is still running. This Centre assists vulnerable children and adults with care, providing social and moral support. Approximately 120 kids including 45 elderly are provided with breakfast and lunch.

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United Technical Equipment Co. (Pty) Ltd. – Hamper Project in Gauteng

This project in Partnership with United Technical Equipment Co. (Pty) Ltd. (UTEC), Mr.Vernon Kistan the CEO of UTEC runs a Food Hamper Campaign every year.

1000 boxes of food hampers are packed and distributed to those in need.  UTEC distributes the food hampers to various Church groups, shelters and for the destitute in Lenasia, Eldorado Park, Soweto and many other surrounding areas.

Previously volunteers assisted in packaging of the hampers, but due to Covid 19 the packaging was outsourced.

The Ikageng Itireleng People’s Centre in Orlando West, Soweto, was one of the beneficiary to receive the food hampers.

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