WYA Hosts Second HDC Open House

June 18, 2021 – WYA Headquarters collaborated with WYA North America and WYA Asia Pacific for another successful Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) Open House. Over 1,200 people viewed the event through Facebook Live and another 60 people tuned in via Airmeet to learn and better understand the innovative K-12 program which focuses on personal development and human dignity.

Panelists including Zechariah Kathumo Mumo (an HDC teacher at St. Catherine Primary School, Kenya), Bianca-Elena Cernat (an HDC Teacher of WYA Romania) and Nina Mautner (an HDC Teacher of WYA Croatia) all reflected on their experiences of teaching the HDC and gave best practices. Aireen Navales (Founder and President of Play, Learn, Serve, Manila, Philippines), shared her incredible story on how promoting human dignity impacted her community. Maddalena Egan, a high school student, gave her experience of being part of the pilot batch of students for the 10th Grade HDC and how it is important to see value in all human beings. A common theme all through the event was the profound impact of the HDC on young people.

“Students who took part in the HDC have been observed to be happier, more enthusiastic and manifest a relaxed and empowered behaviour as well as being more service oriented,” shared Aireen Navales.


This was echoed by Nina Mautner as they observed how their Croatian students were able “to express opinions, be active, bond with other kids and are able to forgive one another.”

If you were unable to attend the event, don’t worry! You can view the recording below. If you’d like to learn more about bringing the Human Dignity Curriculum to your community, please feel free to contact your regional office or visit humandignitycurriculum.org