Vulnerable Children: Sustainability
Just One Africa is observing a positive difference in the communities in which we work due to the excellent partnerships we have developed with our local leaders. We identify local leaders that are currently working in the areas within our mission, specifically those who are supporting and caring for vulnerable children. Just One Africa comes alongside these influential people and provides the support of sustainable solutions and hope for a better future.
Our organization’s foundation is based on respecting the rich culture of the beautiful people of Africa and recognizing that the African cultural and societal frameworks surrounding relationships is key to the success of Just One Africa’s ventures. Locally based partners are in a better position to understand and navigate social, political and economical issues impacting projects; they are more adept at leveraging local financial resources for cost sharing in projects; and it is also more cost effective when implementing long term projects than expatriate staff.
We understand that the African culture is based on relationship and community and we wholeheartedly embrace this by setting the priority on people over projects. From this place we have witnessed remarkable expansions and impact as together we work towards a common goal of bringing what we can to the table and allowing each other’s voices to be heard and be part of the greater solution. Our cooperatives enable unique ideas, deepens community relationships, and multiplies important resources to be shared in accomplishing the greater goal. In order for these solutions to be long lasting and bring about the desired impact it is imperative to have clear communication and accountability.