The 5H (Health, Hygiene, Homes, Human values, and Harmony in diversity) program is making a huge difference in the world through service and spirituality. The aim of the program is to uplift individuals and communities, and help them become self-reliant, both socially and economically.
Since its inception in 1997, the goal of 5H has been to create a social transformation that will eradicate poverty, misery and disease, and ensure peace and harmony among communities. In India, 34,422 villages have benefited from the program. It is also being implemented in villages and urban slums in South Africa, Cameroon, Brazil, USA and Kenya.
Raise the standard of living in impoverished areas
Educate individuals at every level: mental, physical, emotional, spiritual
Create a grassroots model for progressive social change
Give every human being a chance to have a disease-free body and a stress-free mind
Inculcate human values and foster harmony in diversity
5H helps communities with basic building needs such as homes, schools, and multi-purpose community centers.
Includes educating people about good hygiene and health practices, and healthy eating habits, particularly among children and expectant mothers.
Achieving and maintaining good health is difficult where there are inadequate sanitation practices and lack of clean drinking water.
Much of the unprecedented success and growth of the 5H program can be attributed to its emphasis on reviving Human Values such as friendliness, caring, respect and trust.
Harmony in Diversity
Through education that instills honor for diversity in nature and a sense of belonging to the world, the Harmony in Diversity segment of the 5H program creates a platform for sharing the common moral and spiritual values inherent in all religions.
Implemented the 5H Program in 34,422 villages
Giving a New Direction by training 61,460 youth leaders
Creating Stress-free Individuals by conducting 1,21,589 workshops
Fostering Better Ties among People through 59,814 community gatherings
Promoting Better Health by 23,618 medical camps, 87 primary healthcare centers
Giving a Stable Life by gifting 1,527 homes
Providing Water Supply through 1,036 borewells
Creating a Healthier Environment by planting 22,51,091 trees
Development Employment Opportunities through 2,915 Self Help Groups
Developing a Cleaner Society by carrying out 48,869 cleaning camps, constructing 5,670 toilets and 528 new drains