We listen to those we assist, recognizing that they have the right to create their own ladders out of poverty. We recognise that our role is not to ‘help people’ rather to help people to help themselves. We will ensure that there are many ways for people’s voices to be heard, and we will work hard to seek out the voices of those who are on the margins.
We are accountable to trustees and appropriate regulatory bodies, funders, and those we seek to serve.
We aim to be open and honest at all times. We share the key principles of our work with beneficiaries as well as funders and regulatory bodies
We encourage staff to be well trained and to keep learning. We regularly reflect on the progress of our work and learn lessons from what has taken place. We have a ‘no blame’ culture, believing that people are doing the best they can with the resources they have and learn lessons from mistakes and problems.
We are rigorous in monitoring the impact of the investment we make, always aiming to deliver the greatest value.
We work hard at creating authentic partnerships with local organisations. We work with others with similar aims, recognizing that we are ”better together”, bringing mutual benefit to all partners
We seek to empower local people and staff though training and capacity building, making sure that they are equipped to play a full role in shaping the work and fulfill their role to the best of their ability. We also seek to share power to the lowest possible level , enabling staff and local people to make their own decisions within the boundaries of each project.
We work with all communities. we have the highest expectations that all staff, trustees or volunteers will give respect to all people regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, or any other reason. We will also seek to instill this within the communities where we work.