Foundation

Founded in 2012, Hiana is a youth-run charity that is founded by the youth, run by the youth and for the youth. Focused on youth empowerment, Hiana aims to provide a comfortable atmosphere for young people who have experienced hardship to grow and develop themselves.

With many young people growing up in under privileged communities, Hiana seeks to provide education, training, healthcare projects and all that is necessary to support, empower and enable young people to live their lives unaffected by their background and become self-sufficient.

Ethos

We are an inclusive charity that welcomes different cultural and religious backgrounds. We believe everyone is equal and therefore deserves the right to live a happy life through encouraging personal and professional development. We strongly believe that all young people are entitled to five basic needs.
These needs can be summarised into PSBSS:

1. Physiological Needs

Our desire is to provide every young person with basic needs such as food, clean water, supporting those who are in psychological need i.e. anxiety, depression, phobias etc.

2. Safety

We provide a safe environment for young people where they are able to come and express how they feel without feeling as though they will be judged, discriminated against or bullied.

3. Belonging

Hiana is first and foremost a community, a community of diverse culture and ethnicity. We give young people the opportunity to belong and be a part of a team and stimulate a family atmosphere. Our current staff/volunteers range from all over the world: England, Germany, Iraq,Guadeloupe, South Africa, Belgium, Ghana and many more.

4. Self-Esteem

One of Hiana’s strongest achievements is being able to build confidence in young people. We put on projects that enable the youth to take more of an active role in the community, building their self-esteem and their confidence. Being able to identify abilities in others assists us in creating a set of young people who believe in themselves.

5. Self-Actualization

Hope In a New Age endeavours to help each individual to set goals and with our help achieve them. There are five solid principals that we have devised to bring about self-actualization VCPRC (Visionary, Courage, Perseverance, Responsibility and Character.