VISION AND MISSION
Africa is a fascinating continent, rich in diverse cultures, but also afflicted by many social problems, poverty and wars. Especially children and young people are affected, yet the future lies with the young generation.
We have therefore set ourselves the goal of supporting smaller local projects promoting education and viability of children and younger people in Africa. It is important to us that help is not provided unilaterally, but that people in our region also gain new perspectives through the experience of partnership and friendship. We want to work together with our forces for the future of our one world.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
INDEPENDENCE AND VALUE ORIENTATION
As an association, we are independent and have no obligations to any other political, religious, or private organisation. We work out of humanitarian motivation and in a spirit of tolerance. Cooperation is not bound to religious, ethnic or social conditions.
INTEGRITY AND TRANSPARENCY
The executive committee and the organs of the association work unsalaried and as volunteers. Any kind of self-enrichment is excluded. Documents and decisions are made public.
PARTNERSHIP AND EQUALITY
We aim for partnership and communication with local project partners, on an equal level. These partners are carefully selected and will be supervised throughout the duration of the project. We want to avoid any appearance of paternalizing or proselytising behaviour.
EMPOWERMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
We work in affirmative action for the strengthening and empowerment of children, young people, women and families. We strive for sustainability in the projects we support and promote the independence of our project partners and the future growth and sustainability of their region.
HUMAN RIGHTS / NO-CORRUPTION / DATA PROTECTION
We do not tolerate any form of child labour, sexual harassment or exploitation. We tie our aid to a clear no-corruption ethic. Benefits for family members are excluded. We respect fundamental rules of data protection.
SECURITY THROUGH NETWORKS
Support, which is provided by the association, is always provided in a network in the form of a triangle. One side of the triangle consists of our local partner, who takes over the coordination with the beneficiary party on site. The triangle is completed by our accompaniment. In this way we achieve a transparent process: from donation to local use.