Small Charity, Big
Despite all progress and effort made by mankind, we still live in a world molded by the survival of the fittest. We live in a world where the weak and vulnerable, the ones most in need, have to fend for themselves. The lucky few who get the necessary exposure in media for big appeals to be made, governments’ to pledge their help and big international charities to get involved, are sadly the better-off minority. If they are fortunate enough, the aid they receive will last for as long as they need it and not just for the brief duration the cameras are rolling. To add to their despair, the received help is widely emergency relief and do not stretch far enough to drag them out of their misery to enable them to stand on a sound and firm foundation to build upon and develop.
This is where we come in and believe a pivotal difference can be made. The questions we ask ourselves are: What if we focus on people most in need, people who have been totally abandoned by the world community? What if we approached their plight holistically, and went beyond emergency relief in order to achieve sustainable change and development? What if we can take a shortcut, and benefit from the latest research, science and technology in helping people most in need? These three questions are the main guiding ones in our efforts to help “Humans in Need”, so please help us help them, holistically and sustainably, so that one day they will be able to rise to the aid of others in a situation they themselves once were in.
Help us help them help themselves!
Feeding people fish is not enough, teaching them to fish is
If people had a choice, no one would accept charity unless they were in an utterly desperate state, and they would give anything to improve their situation to stop taking it. While emergency relief is important, it many times cripples the receivers and creates a life-long dependency. Our goal is to empower people to improve their situation! That is, helping them to help themselves by together bridging the gaps preventing them from building upon their necessary development. It is the birth right of every individual to take their place as respected, equal, productive and contributing world citizens, we just want to make sure that they are able to do so.
Beyond emergency aid, the targeted key gaps, to bridge, are clean water, food security, suitable housing, adequate health care, good education, energy availability and employment opportunities. Focusing on these areas and their interplay in devastated communities, made up of desperate people, and looking at the effect their connections have on them, transforms the route towards sustainable solutions. The mission is guided by holistic sustainability, in terms of preservation of the local & global natural environment and availability of necessary scarce resources as well as ensuring the self-propelling continuity of the crucial progress. The ultimate aim is to help the needy reach the highest potential available to anyone on this planet and make them self-sufficient individuals inhabiting communities that can support such self-sustainable long-term advancement.
Water is the source of life, and water is the beginning
After fresh air to breath, water is the most essential resource necessary in the immediate term. The most needy people in the world can not turn on the tap to get clean water on demand. They usually have to wake up really early to walk several miles carrying heavy containers in scorching temperatures. When they arrive at the overcrowded source they have to queue until it’s their turn to fill their containers with dirty water. Water that causes all kinds of serious diseases is then carried the long journey back home to be carefully rationed and carefully used.
Readily available access to clean water is a major issue halting the progress of people in dire need. It is directly and in-directly connected to the other main areas of focus, and can for example prevent the spreading of transmitted diseases. This problem-solving approach, accelerates the ushering in of overall advancement. For quick emergency water supply needs, tried and tested methods are employed to ensure availability of clean water. Furthermore, the latest novel techniques are studied and scheduled for deployment in order to secure clean water for the communities of the least fortunate in the medium to the long-term.
A good education is of essence, and a great start to life
Learning is not only done in school, it is an ongoing process from cradle to grave. It is what some of the most successful people have figured out to fully enjoy the hidden riches life has to offer. Learning is at the core of our work, from volunteers to trustees and from young to old. Life-long learning is the key to finding ways to aid destitute communities. Knowledge is necessary for change to happen. Tapping into the vastness of the world’s accumulated knowledge is the best shortcut for development. Education is the cornerstone in ensuring the progress of developing communities before, during and after their transformation.
All essential areas of focus such as health, employment and energy are directly and indirectly linked to knowledge and learning. Members of less fortunate communities start their journey of improvement after learning crucial knowledge to stabilise their situation from urgent and critical threats. Their children are the future in whose hands the potential success and the ultimate progress for all lie. They must be given a rock-solid education to bring about a sound foundation to build upon. While at the same time, educational and training resources are invested in all members to bring forth a prosperous self-sustainable society.