OUR CORE VALUES
RESPECT FOR HUMANITY
We value all humanity and act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person; the poor, the donors, our staff and volunteers, giving priority to people above everything else, let it be structures, systems, money or institutional machinery. We celebrate success and the richness of diversity in human personality, culture and contribution. We enable freedom to succeed for our staff through an open, participative style in working relationships.
COMMITTED TO THE NEEDY
Looking at ourselves as servants, we focus all our energies in relieving the suffering and agonies of the neediest people and promotion of the transformation of their life. Standing in solidarity in common search for justice, we work alongside them towards fullness of life. With respect to the poor as active participants, not passive recipients in this relationship, we seek to facilitate an engagement between the poor and the affluent that opens both to transformation. Together, we share the quest justice, peace, reconciliation, transformation and healing.
Acknowledging that the resources at our disposal are not our own, we are faithful to the purpose for which those resources are given and manage them sufficiently to bring maximum benefit to the poor. We are open, honest, transparent, and factual, and act with integrity in all our dealings with donors, project communities, governments and general public at large.
PARTNERSHIP & TEAMWORK
We are members of the wider community that transcends legal, structural, religious and cultural boundaries. We accept the obligations of joint participation, shared goals and mutual accountability to facilitate the processes of change and social transformation. We affirm our inter-dependence and commit to promote unity, love and a common understanding. We are partners with the poor, donors, the affluent and other humanitarian organizations.
We respond to life-threatening emergencies where our involvement is needed and appropriate. We are willing to take intelligent risks and act quickly. We do this from a foundation of experience and sensitivity to what the situation requires. We also recognize that even in the midst of crisis, the destitute have a contribution to make from their experience. We are responsive in a different sense where deep-seated and often complex economic and social deprivation calls for sustainable, long-term development and maintain the commitments necessary for this to occur
We acknowledge that every contribution made is a sacrifice. It should therefore serve the purpose for which it was made in the strictest sense. As a corporate and individually, we have committed to holding ourselves accountable for every word, action and decision in appreciation of the fact that we are given an opportunity to serve those in need.
We recognize that Values must be lived forming a big part of who we are and seen in all that we do as a corporate. No document can substitute for the passion, attitudes, decisions and actions that make up the fabric of our life and work. We therefore commit to do our utmost individually and as a corporate entity to uphold these core values, to honour them in all our decisions, to express them in all our relationships and to act consistently with them wherever Global Alliance for the Advancement of Refugees and Migrants is at work.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To promote human transformation through nature conservation, justice, peace and Gender mainstreaming.
This mission is pursued daily through integrated, holistic commitment to:
- Advocacy and promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting people among and with whom we work
- Transformational development that is community-based, sustainable and focused on the needs of refugees, migrants, asylum-seekers, stateless persons and host communities.
- Public awareness that leads to informed, understanding, giving, involvement and transformation.
- Public mobilization against poverty and other social vices that hinder human progress.
- Emergency aid for those affected by conflict or disaster.
- Liaison and partnership with other players to contribute to social transformation.