A society of equal opportunities, where every person is able to assert their rights, fulfills their responsibilities and enjoys a secure life with dignity.
To work with communities to expand their capabilities to assess their rights, maximize their potential and provide for the wellbeing of its members.
Core Values and Guiding Principles
CALID’s rights based programmes are delivered together with a wide range of partners and communities through a combination of community empowerment programmes, advocacy, and evidence based research and to some extent, service delivery. We draw on the trusting relationships developed with communities and local governments over the years. It also builds on a deep understanding of the issues and grassroots perspectives on development challenges. Our work is therefore guided by the following values and core principles:
- Equity and Justice to ensure equal opportunity for everyone within our organization and in our work with the communities.
- Mutual respect for the values and worth of each person and group in our collective pursuit of our mission and vision.
- Honesty in all our deeds and words.
- Transparency in our processes, decisions and communications.
- Humility in recognition of our need for others in the fight against poverty
- To enhance the opportunity of poor and marginalised boys and girls to have access to quality basic education through improved retention and ability of at least 80% girls to complete Junior high school by 2020.
- To empower citizens to demand accountability from traditional, local government structures and health institutions as well as actively participate in decision making at the local level.
- To secure access of poor and marginalized men and women to a decent livelihood through access to productive resources, skills training and enterprise development