We believe that people possess the passion, knowledge, skills, and power to bring social change to their communities. We also believe that communities are at their best when the youth, women, and all marginalized groups are engaged, and their voices are acknowledged and represented. Therefore, an inclusive, empowering, and compassionate approach to development and social change is needed to analyze and challenge existing practices and methods deeply.
Our approach is built on four core elements that development action should address to bring a collective impact, as following:
Our social reality cannot be treated as a controlled environment. Unlikely, it is a flux of continuous changes and actions of multiple actors. It implies a significant complexity that cannot be reduced in linear causal relations. Such understanding means that any development intervention should realize this complexity and help people to understand it. If we need to bring social change, we should work with this complexity, not undermine it.