Authenticity: Staying true to our values, and spirit, regardless of the pressure we are under to act otherwise. We are honest with ourselves and with others, and take responsibility to ensure our values, ideals, and actions align.
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.
Collaboration: Building relationships and working alongside others, to do better work together than we could alone. We add our story to the stories of communities and individuals who are changing their worlds.
Learning through Action, for Excellence: Researching & developing best-practice in our projects, taking a learning posture and continually seeking to grow from our mistakes. We put our learning into action, and seek to do everything with excellence. We want to live better stories than we tell.
Ubuntu: Recognising we live in relationships of reciprocity, always respecting people, and upholding the dignity of all. We 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 remember that our story is tied to their story.