These are our highest priorities and guide and determine our all actions:
At the heart of all that we do is a desire to serve everyone we meet with love and compassion, seeing the inherent value of every human being and enabling them to fulfil their unique potential.
We seek to be transparent and open in all that we undertake.
We want to be trusted and build trust which can only happen through demonstration of trust as we seek to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities we come into contact with.
We are committed to serving the poor.
We work in some of the poorest communities where the children may not have access to health care, or receive schooling. This may be due to prejudice, lack of clothing, shoes, books or even a bag. Medicines, treatment and costs of travel to hospital are prohibitively costly. Maybe the child is required to help support the family income through climbing into rubbish bins or begging. Lack of education and basic skills means they are unable to source what little they may be entitled to or even the fact that they were not registered at birth and are thus not entitled to anything as they ‘don’t exist’. We seek to help in whatever means possible to help bring justice to their situation.
We appreciate and value the uniqueness of every human being regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, creed or sexual orientation.
We appreciate living in a multi faith society and honour those of different faiths within our team and with those with whom we partner. We appreciate the contribution they bring and what we can learn from them. We believe in freedom of choice for every individual with respect to their own personal faith.
Report from the World Summit for Social Developmemt UN 1995
Extreme poverty is defined as: “a condition characterised by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, education and information. It depends not only on income but also on access to services”.
We work alongside families to help break the cycle of poverty, discrimination and abuse into which they have become locked, or through difficult circumstances are now in.