SURCOD's projects can only have an in-depth and far-reaching impact through community participation. Without an active participation from the community members - in the planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainability - in our programmes, our efforts are vain.
We strive to design projects in total open-mindedness for external ideas and suggestions. We always consider working with other actors - government offices, local and international volunteers, NGOs - in order to benefit from a combined expertise.
SURCOD monitors and guides, but our programmes are thought of with and for the people we wish to serve. The importance of local ownership is felt throughout all stages of preparation and implementation where we make sure that people understand that the projects and their benefits are theirs.
We constantly strive for gender equality both externally and internally. Our gender empowerment work through projects is sustained within SURCOD as we attempt to show the right example. We see women and men as equal and thus endeavour to suppress the inequalities faced by women.
It is only through perseverance that we can achieve our goals. With an optimistic commitment to our ideals, we never give up or stop believing in our principles. SURCOD has a vision for Malawi and it will do everything it can to get there.
To download a PDF copy of SURCOD's strategic direction, go to DOCS.