Three key approaches guide us as we design, develop and implement all that we do:
1. Connecting the personal and the social
A key to change lies in every person being able to recognize, reflect and respond to injustices. Much of our work is in developing and piloting processes and projects through which the people we work with – communities, young people, girls/women and boys/men, development practitioners find avenues to connect with dimensions of both the self and society and take positive, non-violent action to enrich lifespaces – their own and of others.
We anchor projects and workshops, sometimes in collaboration with partners in the field to create these opportunities and test new approaches.
2. Building dialogue
A change of hearts and minds can happen only through dialogue – through sharing, responding, listening and learning. Because the more we share, the more we learn from each other and understand each other. This is what drives us to create equal spaces where dialog can happen.
And dialog can take many forms … advocacy campaigns, workshops and addas, safe spaces for deep reflection and sharing, dialogue through dance and movements, theatre, art, music, which make it possible for people across diversities to talk and listen to each other.
Overall, as an organisation, we make it our priority to do both – to create spaces for dialog and develop rich, creative ways of buiding them.
3. Creating and sharing knowledge and information
There is much knowledge and information being generated every minute, through every initiative that is taking place. This makes creating new knowledge, sometimes by consolidating what exists, sometimes by developing it and making it accessible to those who need it are our priority. Films, publications and research form our main methods for consolidating and disseminating knowledge and information.