Youth

Stationery for Students

Children at Pemary Ridge School in Durban were handed school uniform items. We were able to provide 30 school shoes, 60 socks, 30 grey shorts, 30 school badges, 120 white shirts and a few skirts for the girls. These were given to 90 deserving children at the school that come from disadvantaged homes. Thank you for your contributions in making this possible.

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Pensioners Day at The Nelson Mandela Youth Centre

Another great event was held at the Nelson Mandela Youth Centre in collaboration with The Art of Living (sister organisation of IAHV), Revolution Motor Cycle and a group of attorneys.

On Saturday 16 December , over 300 pensioners were treated to a day of fun, dance, delicious food, games, singing and comedy.

Everyone left with a gift bag and a vanity bag packed with wonderful items including a watch.

Our volunteers did a sterling job in ensuring every request was taken care of.

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Christmas Eve at The Nelson Mandela Youth Centre

Can you really imagine Christmas without toys and games for children?  Initiated by IAHV, The Nelson Mandela Youth Centre and a donor who sponsored the toys. This was a Christmas Eve toy and snack distribution with chip rolls to 150 children in Welbeduct in Chatsworth KZN. This adds to the joy. It is great and makes you feel good and it keeps the kids excited.  Also to make sure that they have a present to open up on Christmas Day.

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Winter Packs & Back to School Packs

This is an registered IAHV Project. The Johannesburg Children’s Hope Centre is the oldest children’s home based in Johannesburg, with 64 children who have been found in need of care by the Children’s Court. The children range in age from three to twenty-one years old and are admitted because they have lost parental care due to physical, sexual or emotional abuse, severe neglect or abandonment.

With the support from IAHV assisting with the funds we have managed to secure to purchase school stationery and books for the children. On the 13th of December we personally delivered the stationery to the home and on the 16th of January, the children received brand new stationery for the year. In the next few weeks, we will be arranging to host a yoga and meditation session with the children.

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James House Xmas Hampers 2023

The James House Community of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay were overwhelmed to receive Christmas Food Hampers this year filled with non-perishable groceries. Our hope was that these food packs would ensure these families had food on the table for a special Christmas meal, as well as food during the school holidays while James House was closed.

The success of this initiative was only possible with IAHV’s generous donation, which enabled us to purchase 100 x Yebo Fresh packs for this community.  The food packs were well-received with much appreciation and the James House staff and families have expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the continuous support of IAHV and all volunteers involved.

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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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