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To GVI, Human Empowerment addresses the way that a collective of people, referred to as stakeholders, work together to support each other in their own empowerment.

Stakeholders may include but may not be limited to local communities, NGOs, government agencies, education institutes, partners, GVI participants, GVI staff, donors, and fundraisers.

As an organization, GVI takes on the role of organizer, facilitating stakeholders to collaboratively set and achieve objectives together in an environment that allows all stakeholders to empower themselves.

Below are the five principles of Human Empowerment we consider and apply across our operations.

1. CollaborationThe setting and achieving of objectives must be done in a collaborative environment. Collaboration is between all stakeholders.

2. Equal PartnershipsAll stakeholders take on the role of both learner and teacher. All stakeholders have different and diverse skills and all have an equal part to play in the setting and meeting of objectives.

3. SupportAll stakeholders should work to support one another in an environment that fosters independence and self-empowerment. This must be considered in all aspects of work and life in communities.

4. SustainabilityAll collaboration should work towards a sustainable outcome in the long term.

5. RepresentationAll stakeholders must always be conscious and respectful of how they portray each other. This includes visual, written and verbal communications.

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