Extracts froma staff handbook            Part of ‘The Work of an NGO’ resource | ActionAid schools | April 2012 | 1
Extracts froma staff handbook      Our Vision is:      “a world without poverty and injustice      in which everyone enjoy...
Extracts froma staff handbook      Tennyson Williams,      Country Director of ActionAid Kenya      “ he rights based appr...
Extracts froma staff handbook      What motivates ActionAid programme      staff to work for social change?               ...
Extracts froma staff handbook      Our VALUES are:      •   Mutual respect, requiring us to recognise the                 ...
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ActionAid has produecd a multimedia resource for KS3/4 Geography or Citizenship teaching to encourage learners to investigate, debate and critically evaluate key questions relating to ActionAid’s approach to development.

The free, downloadable resource contains:
• ‘ActionAid in Action’ audio slideshow full of case studies
• A short history of ActionAid’s approach to development
• Lesson ideas and activity sheet

Download from www.actionaid.org/schools

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Work of an NGO (ActionAid) - extracts from a staff handbook handout

  1. 1. Extracts froma staff handbook Part of ‘The Work of an NGO’ resource | ActionAid schools | April 2012 | 1
  2. 2. Extracts froma staff handbook Our Vision is: “a world without poverty and injustice in which everyone enjoys their right to a life of dignity” Our Mission is: “to work with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice” ActionAid works in over 40 countries. The work in each country is co-ordinated by ActionAid International which is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This document contains extracts from a handbook produced by ActionAid International for all staff and partners funded by ActionAid. Reading it will give you an idea of what ActionAid’s values are and what the organisation is trying to achieve. Part of ‘The Work of an NGO’ resource | ActionAid schools | April 2012 | 2
  3. 3. Extracts froma staff handbook Tennyson Williams, Country Director of ActionAid Kenya “ he rights based approach is a development practice. T We provide the services people need to survive on a day to day basis but we go beyond that to emphasise people’s political and economic rights too. This way they can hold their own authorities to account for the things they have a right to. We ensure that people themselves take ownership of their own development because at the end of the day we will step aside. It is definitely a more sustainable approach.” PHOTO: GREG FUNNELL/ACTIONAID Part of ‘The Work of an NGO’ resource | ActionAid schools | April 2012 | 3
  4. 4. Extracts froma staff handbook What motivates ActionAid programme staff to work for social change? I believe that everyone has the same rights and I think it is very unfair for people I want to live in a world to continue to live in poverty in a in which such rights are world with so many resources. I truly respected. believe we can only bring change Glauce Arzua, ActionAid Brazil to the people we work with if we interact with them and… put our feet in their shoes. Foday Swaray, ActionAid Sierra Leone Social injustice has created so much suffering for many people! Human beings have created social injustice… and I believe that only human beings can overcome it! One day, the people’s solidarity will bring justice back to our society! Kimtheng Sen, ActionAid Cambodia I believe the status quo will never remain; the only constant in life is change. It is only social I’m working for poverty eradication change that will make in my country… Poverty is a result the powerless today of a social situation in which there is powerful tomorrow. unequal… resource distribution and where human rights are violated. This Esther Agbon, ActionAid Nigeria requires a social change, which is not easy… As an ActionAider I’m joining my efforts to others so that we can eradicate this… enormous poverty. Adelin Ntanonga, ActionAid Burundi Part of ‘The Work of an NGO’ resource | ActionAid schools | April 2012 | 4
  5. 5. Extracts froma staff handbook Our VALUES are: • Mutual respect, requiring us to recognise the innate worth of all people and the value of diversity. • Equity and justice, requiring us to work to ensure equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, colour, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion. • Honesty and transparency, being accountable at all levels for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgements and communications with others. • Solidarity with the poor, powerless and excluded will be the only bias in our commitment to the fight against poverty. • Courage of conviction, requiring us to be creative and radical, bold and innovative – without fear of failure – in pursuit of making the greatest possible impact on the causes of poverty. • Independence from any religious or party-political affiliation. • Humility in our presentation and behaviour, recognising that we are part of a wider alliance against poverty. Part of ‘The Work of an NGO’ resource | ActionAid schools | April 2012 | 5

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