Core Values

In our efforts to contribute to balanced development in China, the Badi Foundation seeks insights from a number of different sources, including study and research, our experience in the field, the experience of like-minding organizations throughout the world, and above all, our core values.  At the heart of our core values is ensuring that our approaches, methods, programs and projects:

  • spring from the aspirations of participating populations and institutions,
  • see participants as valuable resources rather than as needs to be met or problems to be solved,
  • consider the existing capacities of participating populations and institutions, and assist them to develop their capabilities,
  • concentrate primarily on the development of human potential through educational processes,
  • promote greater degrees of self-reliance and interdependence, and avoid relationships of dependence,
  • provide for the permanent and systematic exchange of ideas and opinions among all participants,
  • consider not only the material aspect of life but also its social and spiritual components,
  • utilize the fruits of advanced science and technology, and operate in accordance with the highest standards of human and cultural values and wisdom,
  • contribute to the strengthening of unity and harmony and avoid any relationship with divisive forces or movements,
  • recognize the interrelation between the individual, the social environment, and the natural environment, and work to promote development at all levels,
  • are conducive to the best interests of society, and not to the vested interests of a few individuals or groups,
  • are truly participatory not only in terms of implementation but also at the level of planning, and encourage participants to play an active role in all aspects of promoting the progress of their communities,
  • begin modestly and grow organically over time, as opposed to the immediate implementation of large-scale development plans,
  • promote cooperation and mutual assistance, and do not engender a harmful competitive spirit, and
  • are in accord with universal principles such as the nobility of human beings, the vastness of human potential, the equality of women and men, justice, integrity, truthfulness and the unity of the human race.

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