Who we are | our values
Our value is the
sum of 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.
Internal Communications Guidance
VillageReach Code of Conduct 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 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 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 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.
 Source: www.D5coalition.org