We do things our way – The SELDA CHARITY Way. That means empowering communities to find and implement the solutions that work best for them. We build four elements into every project:
LOCAL PARTICIPATIONAt SELDA CHARITY, beneficiaries are not recipients of aid. They are participants in their own solutions. We engage local communities at the program design stage, because programs designed, built and judged by the community they serve are more likely to succeed. And to last.
SELDA CHARITY designs projects to cover more than just once slice of life. Because lives are complicated. Education boosts health. Better health improves livelihoods. Stronger livelihoods let families invest in education. Integrated solutions serve people living in the real world.
We partner with communities, governments and leading international organizations. These relationships let us harness complementary expertise and networks to ensure that each community gets the best solutions available.
People are powerful when they are heard. By engaging communities in project design and execution, Relief International fosters skills such as transparency, accountability and open public debate — the cornerstones of effective civil society. And a strong civil society supports good governance, the critical force behind long-term development and stability.
Together we shared the values of dignity and free
Respect for human rights, equity and justice for all:
We work with respect for the rights of all people to determine their own destiny and development, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age or gender.
Respect for the innate potential, dignity and ability of all people to remake their own lives:
We work with respect for the beliefs and wisdom of all our partners and apply participatory approaches that build upon existing knowledge and skills, and ensure ownership and control of outputs remains with them.
Transparency and Accountability:
We ensure that our assets and resources are used exclusively for the achievement of its mission and consistent with its values. We are open in all our transactions and accountable for our expenditures and impact.
We focus on strengthening civil society at every level through supporting participation by people of diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We also closely collaborate with the state, private sector, academia, and the artistic community.
Our culture is driven by the exceptional values of Human dignity.
We strive to listen and learn and to model openness and transparency. We are accountable to each other at SELDA and with our stakeholders and the wider community. We are accountable to the state and laws that govern our nonprofit portfolio.
We are concerned with the people’s freedom to take decisions that affect their day to day life and we stand together with them to endorse their attempts come true.