Respect for Human Rights
We stand firmly by the principle that each person is endowed with the human rights outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). As stated in Article 1 of the Declaration, all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights; we work tirelessly to ensure that these rights are extended to each and every member in the communities we serve. We are also dedicated to respecting the religion, customs, traditions, and positive cultures of the communities we work with.
We are responsible to the communities we work with. Furthermore, we are accountable for our actions and decisions in the communities we serve and to our funding agencies, members, partner organizations, staff and volunteers, and other stakeholders.
We highly value the principle of transparency. We are committed to informing the public about our work and the origin and use of our resources. Our basic financial information, governance structure, activities, and listing of officers and partnerships are open and accessible to the public. We espouse transparency in our relations with the government, the public, donors, partners, beneficiaries, and other interested parties unless doing so threatens the human rights of others.
Cooperation Beyond Borders
We recognize that efforts toward community development and global well-being can be fostered through intercultural work and across the political, ethnic, and racial barriers that tend to separate people and institutions. Therefore, we maintain ethical, cooperative relationships with other NGOs and form partnerships where appropriate for the sake of the greater public good.
Our organization does not operate for the purpose of business unrelated to our mission and stated objectives. We are formed as a not-for-profit organization, with any surpluses generated through our operations being utilized solely to help our organization fulfil its mission and objectives.