What is our culture like?
We believe in independence, not dependence - the guiding philosophy behind our support for the education of marginalised children, as well as the sustainability of the organisations who support them.
We believe that a small group of committed individuals can make a huge difference in the lives of others. This is what we do, and this is how we do it:
We believe that a child needs more than food, shelter and safety – they
need the opportunity to develop their self-confidence and skill sets. LAFF supports children into adulthood by
giving them a good education, life skills, employment skills and, most
importantly, a sense of self-worth. This enables young people to not only get
the most out of their own lives but also contribute to the world around them.
We believe that issues
facing marginalised children, both on the streets and in care, are varied,
complex, and best understood by those who are closest to them. This is why we
work through and support partners who understand those needs and can provide
the help required.
We help our partner organisations by ensuring their self-sustainability.
Our aim is to enable projects to be independent of outside help, by becoming
more financially stable and therefore independent of external funding. This
allows staff to overcome constant worries about financial support and instead
concentrate on more important concerns such as the welfare and future of the
children in their care.