Aim and Values

Working with hospital staff in Nimule Hospital, South Sudan

Working with hospital staff in Nimule Hospital, South Sudan

Our aim is to help NGOs strengthen their systems, and to support local and international aid workers to reach their potential through training and e-learning.

Whatever we’re working on, we try to keep to the following core values:

1. Affordability: We are a social enterprise; a non-profit making organisation set up as a business. We want ensure that our products are affordable for everyone while covering our own costs.

2. Innovation: We bring innovative ideas to our work, but only when it’s appropriate and not for its own sake.

3. Practicality: We provide simple and clear advice, focusing on practical skills and drawing on real-life experience.

4. Empowerment: We empower others to do better work and work towards locals solving local problems.

5. Continuous Improvement: We always try to improve what we do, seeking feedback which we use to make our activities better.

6. Keeping it Simple: We don’t reinvent the wheel. We work where it’s appropriate and produce appropriate solutions.

7. Positivity: We are optimists, and strive to be helpful, friendly and positive about the power of aid to make the world better.

8. Buying Local: We buy locally whenever possible.

9. Paying Our Way: We are committed to paying our fair share of taxes in our countries of operation, and endeavour to choose suppliers which do the same.