Our Commitments

We strive to create safe spaces for free expression, dialogue, feedback and learning.

We aspire to enact this mission in every aspect of our work — beginning with relationships within our team and how we engage with our volunteers, program beneficiaries and Lifesong Kenya’s partners across our global network.

In pursuit of this vision, we aim to identify and disrupt structures of oppression, exclusion, marginalization, and inequality across multiple audiences and program areas.

As we embark on our work with children, youth and families, we commit to:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): We strive to incorporate and foster a workplace that celebrates diverse voices and opinions, promotes equity, and ensures inclusion for all team members, recognizing the unique strengths each individual brings to the table. We strive to create a safe space for multiple realities and experiences by upholding curiosity, openness, and humility.

Career Growth and Learning: Through Omprakash, our Fiscal Sponsor in the US, we are dedicated to providing opportunities for professional development and continuous learning, empowering our team members to grow in their roles and contribute meaningfully to the collective success of our organization.

Our staff and volunteers learn to question their own biases, build relationships across differences and reflect on the implications of their positionalities within an unequal world, reimagine dominant narratives, and become more active agents of social change in a more deeper, tangible and impactful way.

Work-Life Balance: We prioritize the well-being of our team members, staff and volunteers by fostering a supportive environment that encourages a healthy work-life balance, recognizing the importance of personal time and self-care for overall job satisfaction, performance and the well-being of the children, youth and families who are direct beneficiaries of our programs and activities.

Social Impact: We recognize that opportunities to make meaningful and positive impact on the lives of the boys we serve extend beyond the workplace. We therefore strive to create lasting change by addressing stigma and trauma, actively engaging with our community, and advocating for broader social change that disrupt the status quo and create a world where women and girls are treated with respect, honor and dignity.

Environmental Sustainability: We recognize our responsibility to the planet and commit to engaging in environmentally sustainable practices that minimize our ecological footprint, implement eco-friendly initiatives, and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable future for all.

Reading the room: We strive to commit to a deeper listening and learning experience that focuses on looking deeply at matters of detail and context, asking hard questions of ourselves and others, rejecting dogmas and clichés that prevent objective and critical inquiry of issues that affect and divide humanity.

Beginner’s Mind: As individuals and as an organization, we strive to manifest a mind that is fluid and fearlessly open to possibility and growth and viewing all challenges as opportunities for growth, learning and collective success of all.

Accountability: We strive to create a network of stakeholders, donors, volunteers and team members who hold each other accountable as co-creators in a shared process of social transformation.

Repairing harm: We seek to disrupt cycles of harm rather than perpetuate them by recognizing that all of us have needs, regardless of our positionality, and that suffering and conflict emerge when needs are unmet. As individuals and as an organization, we take responsibility for asking what others need, for listening to what they tell us, and for voicing our own needs as clearly as possible. When conflict or harm occurs, we aim to identify root causes, address unmet needs, and offer everyone involved the opportunity to learn, reflect, and heal.


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