Vision & Values

our vision

Although the project work started with Richard & Yeakah Cole some 30 years ago, we are proud to say that we still work towards the same vision with the same ethos that they held.

Our vision is to see orphaned children and disadvantaged young adults, women, and girls in Sierra Leone thrive in safe communities and families, access quality schooling and adult education, and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways. Together with our partners, Lifeline Network International (LNI) we seek to find solutions to the challenges of poverty by equipping individuals, families, and communities for sustainable development.

We aim to empower individuals and communities to prosper and become truly self-reliant. We have seen that this can be achieved through diverse ways, for example by engaging in positive and practical social enterprise; equipping farmers in rural communities with the tools and knowledge for a sustainable increase in productivity; a comprehensive approach to the education of young people; combining vocational training with life skills and business training. and mentoring young women through the journey of pregnancy and motherhood.

Our Values


Our ‘STEADI’ values inform all that we do and the way that we do it.


Serving the community

Be a beacon: Lead individuals to do good work by being examples of good work.

Listen more: Encourage participation from our stakeholders e.g. the communities we serve, beneficiaries, partners, funders and government.

Understand the needs of the communities we serve

Use bottom-top approach: Shaping our services to include the feedback from grass root communities.


Functioning as a unit: by having clearly defined roles and accountably supporting each other’s duties to achieve set goals.

Encouraging effective partnerships with third parties, stakeholders and other relevant entities


Be an example of excellence, in person and in practice

Whatever you do, do it well

Having quality in mind in working towards set goals

Tidiness: been clean and orderly in our service


Openness: deal openly

Accurate record keeping

Accurate reporting to our stakeholders: Producing accurate reports to community representatives, funders, partners and staff

Be answerable: being willing to give further detail to stakeholders when requested and help stakeholders deal with questions or interests

Taking responsibility, individually and collectively

Don’t turn a blind eye

Get involved in achieving our aims and objectives

Take ownership: own the vision

Confront issues, however uncomfortable

Never dismiss or allow misconduct: deal with issues promptly in line with our values


Be honest in all you do

Respect time: come to work on time and attend meetings on time

Ask if you don’t understand: don’t work in doubt

Be real in service (no pretence)

Do your best even when no one is watching.


Serving the Community




Don’t turn a blind eye