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

June 01, 2014

“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 […]


Youth empowerment in Soweto

December 26, 2013

In August 2005, IAHV SA and its partner organization The Art of Living established a partnership with Forte High School in Dobsonville, Soweto, Johannesburg. The partnership started with a medical camp and has progressed rapidly. There are an alarmingly large number of children at the school, who are from child-headed families or who are heading […]


Stress & trauma relief workshop revitalizes people from deep within

November 20, 2013

IAHV’s Breath Water Sound (BWS) programme 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. Breath Water Sound workshops teach simple breathing, sound relaxation, and meditation techniques to relax the individual. Breath Water Sound Workshop has been successful in: Eliminating […]


Appeal for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

November 17, 2013

On November 6, 2013, one of deadliest typhoons on record stuck Philippines killing at least 4,000 people. More than 900,000 people displace, 243,000 houses destroyed and more than 10 million people affected by this deadly typhoon (Latest info) The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), in partnership with the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) has […]


Appeal for Uttarakhand Flood Relief

June 24, 2013

In June 2013, a multi-day cloudburst centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides in India’s worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami. More than 5000 deaths are confirmed and many more are feared to be lost. An estimated 4000 villages have been affected. For latest reports from the ground, […]


International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business July 1st 2013 at the United Nations Geneva – Palais des Nations

June 05, 2013

The 2013 International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business in Geneva Conference on Ethics in Business at the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland The International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business is an annual event taking place in European Parliament Brussels and its satellite conferences which brings together leaders from business, politics, academia, civil society and […]


Newtown School Tragedy

December 20, 2012

Our deepest prayers and condolences go out to the families of Newtown. The tragic shooting last week in Connecticut has shocked us as a nation. Families all over the country have been struggling with grief, disbelief, and anger. As we mourn, we also realize that violence can erupt anywhere, at any time. Please watch this […]


Hurricane Sandy Relief

November 05, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has taken lives and devastated people’s homes, flooded subways and bridges, and cut people off from steady electricity, medicine, food, and water. As agencies and volunteers fan out throughout the region, bringing much-needed materials and supplies, IAHV is serving those living in shelters with something that will help them think clearly, rebuild and […]


Assam Relief Appeal

August 11, 2012

The Crisis The recent spate of large-scale riots in Assam, according to conservative estimates, has claimed 53 lives and displaced over 300,000 victims. Men, women and children have been killed, their schools and houses are burnt. IAHV’s Intervention IAHV volunteers are currently working to restore the lives of the victims in the affected areas. Our […]


Knowledge@Wharton Interviews TLEX Instructor About His Innovation Programs At Shell

August 07, 2012

Mandar Apte, a chemical engineer, has worked at Shell for 12 years. He is part of the energy giant’s GameChanger program, whose mission is to provide seed funding and guidance to cutting-edge ideas and foster a culture of innovation. Apte is also the founder of a staff-led initiative called Empower, which uses breathing and meditation […]