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What Keeps Us Strong

These are the core beliefs and attitudes on which our organization has been built, and they are the cornerstones of our success. These enduring values guide our actions, decisions, and relationships as we work towards fulfilling our mission. 


COURAGE: We take action.
We have challenged traditional methods of orphan care and continue to pioneer innovative child care approaches. We help children who have no one else to turn to. With a sensitive yet confident approach we are determined to question, learn and take action for children around the world.


COMMITMENT: We keep our promises.

We are dedicated to helping generations of children have a better life. We do this by nurturing lasting relationships with our donors, our co-workers, and the communities in which we are rooted. We believe that by making a long-term commitment we have a meaningful and sustainable impact.


TRUST: We believe in each other.

We believe in each other's abilities and potential. We support and respect one another, and build an environment where we can approach our responsibilities with confidence. In an atmosphere of trust we are inspired to share our experiences and learn from each other.


ACCOUNTABILITY: We are reliable partners.

Since 1949 we have built a foundation of trust with donors, governments, and other partners who support us in our mission. Our greatest responsibility is guaranteeing the well-being of children by ensuring high standards of care. In doing this we are committed to using all funds and resources wisely, with respect and accountability.

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