We at HEMA Foundation are driven by a single goal to do our part by imparting Value education and making the world a better place for all.
Our decision-making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high-quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Back in YEAR FOUNDED, our NGO realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch HEMA Foundation.
Value education starts from home but it continues throughout life. Value education in schools plays a major part in an individual’s life. Value-based education can shape their future and add purpose to their life. It also helps them learn to live the right way of life.
School is the place where the child spends most of his or her learning years. Many attributes behavior they develop for a lifetime have their roots in school. Including value education as a textbook, as a graded subject, or as a lecture per week is not enough. The school has to give due importance and priority to inculcating these desirable values among children. Special well-planned learning experiences need to be designed so that students understand the importance of value in the real sense rather than just a fact.
HEMA Foundation knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.
We aim to cultivate a conscious understanding of human values in individuals in order to help them coexist peacefully and harmoniously.
Our mission is to awaken the spirit of value based living in all individuals at school, organizational and community levels through well researched and structured programs resulting in a responsible, effective and harmonious existence for all.
About Smt. Hema Kabra
Atithi Devo Bhava (Guests are equivalent to God). This philosophy was the underlying principle with which Hema Kabra lived each moment of her life’s journey to eternity. Hema Kabra, born on 25th June 1960, was associated as the Secretary of Madhya Mumbai - Maheshwari Mahila Sangathan, President of Bharat Vikas Parishad, Ghatkopar, Geeta Parivar, Ram Ratna Vidya Mandir, and many more. Hema was a great friend, philosopher, and guide for the workers and left her indelible mark in all the organizations.
Hema Kabra by virtue of her professional education in the field of Acupressure, excelled in this art of ancient Learning technique. This knowledge was the prime medium through which she took care of the effective Learning, not only for family members but also for other people in need. She was an eminent practitioner of Acupressure.
Hema's last letter was titled as "Maa". This word reflects "motherhood". All through her life, in her conduct and behaviour, she epitomized abundance of motherhood as she positively impacted the lives of people around her. Be it elders, children or people of similar age, everyone witnessed the indomitable energy and the positive aura surrounding Hema Kabra and people felt blessed to be in her company and be the recipient of positivity through her simplicity and intuitive ability.
Hema's key to happiness was in her firm belief that service to others is like service to God. With this motto, all through her journey on mother earth, she devoted a great amount of time to helping and serving others. She always believed in simplicity, harmony, sacrifice, unwavering reverence for parents, elders and affection for the younger ones. Hema took time out to teach servants who showed interest in academic studies.
Param Pujya Swami Shri Govindadev Giri ji, inspired by her way of life, in his tribute for Hema Kabra, said - "Hema's every breath was filled with service. Every vibration of her heart was filled with good luck to everyone. In every thought of her wisdom, she kept on contemplating the welfare of all.
The idea of HEMA Foundation began with this thought "How can everyone get to lead a blissful life by reflecting the value systems followed by Hema ?". Through this foundation, we exhibit short films, videos, stories for students; conduct workshops and programs for educators, based on moral values. Our aim is to make the children aware of the moral responsibilities towards their parents, society and the nation and thereby become responsible citizens.
जन्म लेना भाग्य की बात है, मृत्यु होना समय की बात है। परलोक के बाद लोगों के दिल में रहना कर्म की बात है।।
The full form of HEMA coined by the Foundation reads as "Human Endeavour for Moral Awakening". Through HEMA Foundation, the value systems imbibed by Hema are now reaching out to far corners of this world in the form of a "ready to use" e-learning module.
The journey of VALUE dissemination:
Since 2016, we have imparted Value education programs to 3,03,446 students, effectively conducted training for 6333 Teachers covering 5698 schools across India. As a part of our contribution towards nation building through student engagement programs, we at HEMA Foundation collaborate with schools to deliver Training to the Students and Teachers on Value Education through our HEM Virtues platform as a part of our CSR initiatives without causing any financial burden to academic institutions.
HEM Virtues Model of Value Education fitting all School Board's Framework:
We extend support to educators, school administrators and teachers through our learning materials that contains and illustrates a clear picture to carry out Moral Value Education in schools. Keeping in view the visual treat of learning, we have created 48 short films based on 48 Values as prescribed by NCERT. In the Academic years 2020 & 2021, we came with an e-portal, HEM Virtues where we introduced 16 Values with their activities and practicals. Some of the Values imparted are Fearless, Curiosity, Nature's Love, Confidence, Hope, Cleanliness, Cultural Values, Kindness, Inner Harmony, Courage, Respect for Nation, Honesty, Love & Respect, Creativity, Determination and Value of Time. HEMA Foundation is engaged in Value Integration with academic subjects as recommended by NEP 2020 that will serve as a boon to the teaching fraternity.