WE STAND WITH
At OCIA, we believe each child and person is unique. Our ears and hearts always come ready listen so that each need is examined and addressed to its uniqueness.
We carefully measure and evaluate our work every step of the way to know how and where our programs are creating the most impact.
WHO WE ARE &
THE VALUES WE STAND BY
OCIA works to provide programs and services that restore dignity, advocates for the vulnerable, and empowers local leaders. We value every life and work to listen to all perspectives so that our entire community rises together and stands fights poverty.
We are committed to continuous innovation and improvement; seeking for ingenious solutions to emerging challenges, to regularly evaluate our aspiration, policies and practices. This will be inculcated among our children and the staff at the center. We learn by listening carefully to our clients, staff, and stakeholders. We actively acquire new knowledge, test new ideas, and apply best practices. We critically examine our assumptions and methods and are open to new and better ways of doing things. We strive for excellence in all we do.
We recognize that we are tools for the will of God; that we shall invoke his blessings to be endowed with the gifts and opportunities to hallow his name. We shall respect his creation and live as good citizens, promoting just causes and safe guarding our God Given natural endowment.We are committed to celebrate success and use every opportunity to make the workplace pleasant and enjoyable so as to give glory to God for what he has enabled us to achieve.
Our actions and words exemplify respect in our relationships with others. We listen attentively, seek to understand, and affirm the dignity of each person with whom we interact, even when we disagree. We are considerate, courteous, and kind. In all what we do and even among our children we shall exhibit high levels of respect when executing OCIA activities. Respect of properties and contracts with the external parties. We believe that this will improve our reputation and relationship with the people we work with and this will make the center standout of the crowd.
Commitment to Children & Families
Our first and primary responsibility is to the children and families we are privileged to serve. With a spirit of service to others, we inspire hope and nurture personal growth. we are committed, compassionate, and creative in our support for each child and family.
Honesty and Integrity
Our actions and words exemplify the highest standards of honesty and integrity, daily earning the trust and confidence of our clients, employees, funders, and the board. We are transparent about our challenges, and prompt in executing improvements. We are both fair and straightforward in our dealings with others.
We shall keep focused on getting results in specified time frames. We shall always express our goal in measurable targets, regularly evaluate our performance and quantify our achievement and failure.
Stability and Innovation
OCIA is committed to team effort at all layers of operation; and recognizes that the children and staff are the source of its pride and strength that collectively determine the institution’s character and effectiveness.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We value, advocate for and support diversity throughout all levels of our organization. We embrace a respectful, multicultural, and inclusive environment for employees and the clients we serve. We are committed to a diverse, inclusive culture that solicits multiple perspectives and views that is free of conscious or unconscious bias and discrimination.
Our organizational strength and stability is the firm bedrock from which we both securely serve children and families in the present and develop innovative programs for the future. In search of even better ways to help children and families, we constantly push the bounds of current practice, utilize the best available research, and apply state of the art programs and methods. We are both disciplined and flexible, attending to the fundamentals of sound practice while at the same time identifying, developing, and implementing promising innovations.
We are accountable to our clients, community, funders, stakeholders, and each other. We are careful stewards of the resources entrusted to our use, and work diligently to be both efficient and effective. We measure our impact, utilize the findings to improve our programs and practices, and communicate results to board. Each employee, sponsor parent, volunteer, and board director is personally accountable for their conduct, performance, and effectiveness, and collectively preserves the organization’s reputation for excellence.
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