Working with community partners to increase joy and decrease suffering.

Key Qualities

  • We are a grassroots organization
  • We have little administrative costs
  • Our projects are initiated by community partners
  • We run short-term trips with a long-term focus
  • We collaborate with other groups and organizations
  • We respond to community needs quickly
  • We work hard to maintain positive relationships with community partners
  • We listen and respond to the community
  • We respect local cultural values
  • We educate our participants about best practices

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Four keys steps are involved in our approach.

1

Educating privileged people about the reality of poverty and awakening in them a sense of responsibility towards change.

2

Providing opportunities for those people to participate in change making on many levels both in Canada and Jamaica.

3

Earning trust and respect from community partners through open-minded relationship building and communication.

4

Fulfilling community-initiated projects sustainably and collaboratively.