Ubuntu: Recognising we live in relationships of reciprocity, always respecting people, and upholding the dignity of all. We want to recognise that people do not have only one story, but many stories – stories of challenge and opportunity, of resourcefulness and of resource-scarcity, of value and of needs. We want to remember that our story is tied to their story.
Bias to Action: Putting our words into action, showing up, starting somewhere and doing something. We want to live better stories than we tell.
Collaboration: Building relationships and working alongside others, to do better work together than we could alone. We want to add our story to the stories of communities and individuals who are changing their worlds.
Learning: Researching & developing best-practice in our projects, taking a learning posture and continually seeking to grow from our mistakes. We want to pay attention to and interrogate the old stories we have been told, and with deep analysis, learn to tell more nuanced stories.
Integrity: Maintaining humility, transparency and accountability in all our work. We want to make sure that our stories aren’t tales, but are truthful and trustworthy.