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Who we are  |  our values

Our value is the
sum of our values.

Our Values

Impact requires change – in individual practices, in legacy systems, and in governing policies. As we develop and scale new solutions that extend quality health care to everyone, we recognize and celebrate the power of our values. As people and as partners, our values shape the way we approach our work and enhance our impact.

Diversity and Inclusion

Equitable participation enhances our collective impact.

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Innovation

Creativity and fearless exploration foster lasting change.

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Collaboration

Strong partnerships built on trust are vital to our mission.

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Excellence

Integrity, experience and learning drive quality results.

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Resources

Report  |  2019

Internal Communications Guidance

Report  |  2020

VillageReach Code of Conduct 2020

Fact Sheet  |  2020

Anti-Racism Statement 2020

Making Transformative Change

OUR Diversity, Equity and inclusion STATEMENT

At VillageReach, we believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster organizational capacity to create new solutions that improve health access in historically under-reached communities. As an organization that works primarily in Africa, we recognize the continued impact of the history of racism and colonialism in our industry, and in the countries where we work.

To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce and providing mechanisms for all staff and the Board of Directors to engage openly around the issues of race, colonialism, gender, identity, and culture through quarterly learning opportunities and open discussions.

To uphold our values and hold ourselves accountable, we are committed to take concrete actions to identify and dismantle historic power dynamics that are at the root of these issues. We also recognize the autonomy and value of local government and communities and are committed to ensuring their voices are represented in the design and implementation of our work.

DIVERSITY

Diversity refers to the differences between people. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, differences of color, nationality, tribe or place of origin, race, religion, gender, disability, HIV/AIDS status, age, sexual orientation and gender expression or identity. VillageReach values a diverse work environment because different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives expand potential approaches to problem solving and, furthermore, support the advancement of the VillageReach mission. A diverse work environment is attractive and important from both internal and external perspectives. Given the specific geographies where we operate, VillageReach is categorically committed to improving racial, cultural and experiential diversity among the members of our team.

EQUITY

Equity is the promotion of justice, objectiveness and fairness within the policies, processes and distribution of resources within VillageReach to provide equal opportunity for staff. Our focus is on identifying and eliminating barriers that have prevented the full participation and opportunity of growth for some groups.1

INCLUSION

Inclusion is an organizational commitment to and practice of creating a work atmosphere where all individuals feel welcomed, valued, respected, and supported. We believe that an inclusive environment enables and promotes meaningful employee contributions, supports employees to realize their personal and professional potential and strengthens the impact of our organizational work.

[1] Source: www.D5coalition.org

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