We are faith-based: At the core of our work is Jesus Christ; his love, self-sacrifice and compassion. In all that we do we seek to uphold justice, mercy and embrace the nature of the kingdom of God. We are driven by his love for his creation and the Biblical mandate to love and serve our neighbour.
We are inclusive, participatory and relational: ISAA seeks to include our stakeholders in decision-making. ISAA seeks to especially involve all levels of the community in all stages of its development projects. Community consultation is the priority and is a key component of each stage of project development. We strive for sound development programs that involve the local community, and place a high importance on being relational and participatory.
We are empowering: ISAA strives primarily to provide holistic development programs that involve and empower the local community in achieving self-sufficiency and breaking dependency. Transformational development is at our core.
We are transparent: ISAA places great value on honesty, accountability and openness. This includes maintaining complete transparency with finances, remaining accountable for donor funds and showing respect and integrity in all fundraising, advertising and marketing in keeping with ACFID code of conduct.
We are community focused: ISAU CARE4Kids (UGANDA) is a registered Community Based Organisation that seeks to include the community in all areas and at every opportunity of our project development.
We are demand led: While there is potential for donor funds to influence decision-making and become a focus in itself, we will always hold the needs of the community as paramount. Thus, we are emphasising being more demand led than donor driven in all we do, including selecting communities to work in project design and all internal decision-making and project reporting including risk assessment and risk management.
We are specialised: We are geographically focused on Africa, in particular Uganda. Targeting this region enables greater specialisation in addressing regional specific issues such as AIDS/Malaria awareness campaigns, micro-development, community development schemes, community enterprise initiatives, address and alleviate poverty, child protection, water & sanitation, primary health care, capacity building, education and vocational training.