The 10 principles below reflect Inspire Africa Foundation beliefs on philanthropy and the impact we would like this foundation to have. The principles guide what we do, why we do it, and how we do it.
These principles are fundamental to the way we work.
We are an African foundation and we are driven by the interests and passions of Africa as expressed by Inspire Africa.
Our focus is clear, limited - and prioritizes the issues in
Africa as we see them - Disease, Despair, Destruction, Disaster and Destitution.
We are fundraisers, idea shapers, implementers and partners. We implement our own programmes and initiatives and do not necessarily rely on others to act and implement.
We identify a specific point of intervention and focus all our efforts to effect desired change.
We take risks, we innovate, we are creative and we move with a great sense of urgency. We are in this for the long haul.
Whereas science and technology have great potential to improve lives around the world; we believe that in Africa, the most effective solutions are the simplest and least complex. We are committed to finding and availing simple cost-effective solutions for Africa.
We advocate - vigorously but responsibly - in our chosen areas of intervention.
Our benefactors are our valued partners without whom we would not be able to do what we do.
We are sensitive to the needs of our beneficiaries and we treat them with utmost respect and consideration.
Delivering results with the resources and funding that we receive is of paramount importance to us. We are fully accountable and seek to share information on funding and results.