OUR CORE VALUES, BELIEFS AND MANDATE
Passionate about excellence:
We relentlessly promote excellence and inspire excellence in others, generate trust through our reliable people-centred approach, inclusiveness, openness and transparency. Working in partnership is central to AGL’s approach that develop and generate mutual understanding and benefits to communities.
Encouraging open communication, both with donors, volunteers and stake holders.
Use of technology that transforms knowledge, strengthens, builds and empowers communities – Learners to use the technology to be creators of ideas and innovations turning their creativity ideas into actions and achievable goals.
Taking responsibility for our actions and decisions.
Striving to ensure that the investments that the Foundation makes provide equal opportunities for both men/women, girls/boys of their rights, resources, rewards etc. The Opportunities- Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment to unlock human potential on a transformational scale.
We encourage and respect people’s beliefs, opinions and embrace diversity
We provide educational and skill-building opportunities to everyone who deserves it, who in turn use the same knowledge and skills to support human development in their communities and nations.
Conduct to reflect the highest ethical standard and subscribe to AGL’s Code of Ethics.
To treat everyone in communities, partners, fellow workers and others fairly and with respect.
Evidence-based approach to develop programmes that produce measurable and sustainable results. Valuing the interconnectedness of a strong democracy and a stable environment, as both strengthen one another to pursue deeper democracy that strives to limit our impact on the environment.
To push and advocate for the World Leaders to take on special responsibilities of bring in voices from the margins whose contributions are often overlooked. It’s crucial to address power imbalances so that people are not just able to participate, but be comfortable in doing so.
Strive to ensure that we only invest in programmes, projects and activities that engage the people and achieve measurable results
To networking to partner and work with like-minded Non-Governmental organizations, universities, companies and individuals who share the same mission, vision and mandate, pushing ”War on Poverty”.
To protect and advocate for the vulnerable and the weak (Women) in communities, giving same share, inclusion for participation in decision making. Reaching those that have been neglected and or not been reached because of different factors. All fundamental Human rights, and work to promote the UN Millennium development Goals 2015 and beyond.
We address gender equality as crucial: Gender equality is fundamentally related to sustainable development and globally accepted as a necessity for the promotion of human rights. Gender equality is critical as women and men face different challenges in full participation, representation and decent work opportunities. To take measures to ensure equitable access to resources and basic services, necessary to obtain an inclusive and gender responsive governance.
The Challenge – Around the world 62 million girls are not in school. Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime. In the developing world, 1 in 7 girls is married before her 15th birthday, with some child brides as young as 8 or 9. Each year more than 287,000 women, 99 percent of them in developing countries, die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications.
To foster unity that strengthens us the people of African descent sharing with other communities “the Beauty and Cultural Diversity of African People” our rich and Unique Cultural Heritage experiences, through organized different and celebrations. Indigenous Africa is testimony to the full spectrum, of skin tones, hair textures, and rich religious and cultural practices. Our primary focus to support the continent mostly the African Great Lakes Region.
A Decade Dedicated to People of African Descent. In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. “We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education. ”
BAN KI-MOON – United Nations Secretary-General