The concept and need for a practical and workable and simple
moral enrichment methodology based on solid values without the
bias of religion or preconcepts was developed by Dave Metzler
after spending over 35 years studying values, their effects and
the lack of values and the consequences, both within religion
and society at large.
In short, this need exists in the best of institutions, not because
those institutions are lacking or deficient, but rather their
role and emphasis is rightly and traditionally focused on their
Families as an institution are fighting for survival, ravished
by stress of every nature.
The Cool Values Moral Enrichment Programme continues
to grow in it's efficacy and in it's extent, thus it will always
be a work-in-progress project.
For now, there are 27 books being written, each book examines and
expounds upon two core values at a time, so the first book is
entitled "Empathy and Forgiveness". The book takes the form of an
initial story in which the Junky Gang, as usual get into trouble,
caused by the antagonist, the protagonist realises the error of
their ways and invites a discussion with Mirrorman the super hero
helper. What follows is an exercise of analysis of the story in
which points are earned. At the end of the exercise the child sends,
via an adult, their results to our address and we in turn print a
certificate of merit for their collection and pride.
Dave is devoting the remaining years of his life to the development
of this Programme.
His appearance on the popular TV show "Stand Up" on
SABC3 at 8.30 am as a personal transformation expert has been
a privilege for him and afforded a wonderful opportunity to share
some of his research with a wider audience.