Our approach

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Good Neighbors works toward sustainable development by assisting those who are most neglected and vulnerable in the communities to obtain self- reliance and, therefore, adopts a people-centered participatory and comprehensive approach as the basis for development. Accordingly, 192 community development projects site within 40 countries.

Our approach

Our neighbors who are free from poverty, and whose rights are respected, live self-reliant in an inclusive community

4 Global Development Principles

We support our suffering neighbors

We believe that issues of poverty and oppression occur when people become powerless due to existing social structures. Therefore, we strive to help communities identify the structural causes of poverty and oppression, and collaborate their efforts to address these issues.

We raise awareness of human rights and the role of duty bearers

We also believe that in order to promote human rights of those vulnerable and marginalized within the community, it is important to identify those responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights such as the local government and community leaders, and to strengthen their capacity.

We empower people

People are empowered when they recognize and have the willingness and capacity to address social issues in solidarity with other community members. We work as facilitators within the community to create more opportunities for better interaction and cooperation, and to ensure the participation and involvement of those marginalized in the decision making process.

We promote cooperation and solidarity

Empowering people is not a short term process. Therefore, we strive to pursue long-term partnerships to create a platform of cooperation and solidarity among people. Also, in order to encourage solidarity and cooperation, we believe that more people need to be involved in our activities; therefore we promote wider participation and sharing of information.