North South Foundation has been offering a unique online coaching program on Universal Values since 2013. This program is based on Values that are Universal in nature and can be followed by individual of any age, any gender, any culture, any country or any religion. Practicing Universal values in life has a clear path to a better life. Practice of Values are important for individuals of all ages. Values imparted early in age especially, will help the individual grow into an emotionally mature adult.
- Practicing Values leads to Excellence in all that we do
- Excellence leads to better Outcomes
- Better Outcomes lead to Success
- Success leads to satisfaction and fulfillment
- Fulfillment leads to harmony, peace and joy
By practicing these values during the development stages, one can achieve the mental stability and strength to lead not only a successful life, but a life surrounded by peace and harmony.
The Universal values classes are facilitated by volunteers who themselves will practice and share their experiences of each of the values. The material will be shared a week ahead of the scheduled class. Students will meet online and will discuss the value in the first class. After experiencing that value for one more week, the students will meet with the coach to overcome difficulties and reach a state where the value becomes a part of their daily lives. Each student will be exposed to 10 values over a period of 20 weeks.
The coaches are facilitators who would lead a discussion of a new value every 2 weeks. Homework in terms of expression about the value in discussion (Cartoon, Poem, personal experiences, etc.) will be shared with the class and might find an entry in our blog.
Classes are offered on weekends as well as weekday evenings. They are grouped by grade at junior, intermediate and senior levels. Graduates who took UV 101 in the past years can sign up for UV 201 where another set of 10 values will be handled.
The classes will start in late September 2016 and will last until April 2017. We will have breaks during Thanksgiving and winter (Christmas, New Year) holidays.
You can register for the UV 101 or UV 201 online program, when the registration opens, by logging in to NSF as a “Parent”.
We will have a Parent Orientation online to familiarize the technology used as well as the expectations. Students who participate actively and attend all the online classes will be awarded a medal at Awards Ceremony during their regional contests. A computer with internet connection, a headphone (or a telephone for Audio using long distance) will be required to participate in the program.
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Some Examples of Universal Values
- Listen carefully with full attention
- Think carefully before you say
- Treat others as equal to you
- Do not hurt others
- Perform acts of kindness
Socrates said that an unexamined life is not worth living. He posed many questions: What is virtue? What is justice? What is courage? What life is good? What is piety? What is moderation? Do the means justify the ends? What is truth? What is knowledge? What is love? What is wisdom? Who is a wise man?
Through practice of Universal values, we gain great insights in answering such questions.
- To provide a platform for children to come together to discuss universal values and practice them so that they become an integral part of their daily lives.
- To help children excel in values in addition to excelling in academic subjects.