Our Values

Values transmit the DNA of any organisation. Our values are based on what we believe to be the core ingredients of a strong, lasting, relationship. 

 

Aprender ensures that its clients and partners understand and share its values as a foundation for a Memorandum of Understanding to clarify communication and expectations. 

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Empowerment is the level of choice, influence and control that people can exercise over events in their lives. 


Our behaviour flows from our value. We develop empowerment by:

  • Being respectful and non-judgmental

  • Building strong relationships focusing on strengths and abilities

  • Supporting and encouraging involvement in decision making

  • Respecting the decisions made by our clients

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Inclusion is seen as a universal human right. The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, medical or other need. It is about giving equality of access to opportunities and removing barriers. 


Our behaviour flows from our value. We develop inclusion by:

  • Advocating for an inclusive, anti-bias curriculum

  • Developing open mindsets

  • Placing the needs of the students at the centre of what we do

  • Challenge ourselves, reflecting on our own unconscious beliefs, biases, and prejudices

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In the words of John Miller, “One can teach basic skills without love, but to truly make a difference in a student’s life, there needs to be love. Love brings patience and understanding, which are so important in teaching.” 


Our behaviour flows from our value. We develop love by:

  • Committing to compassion as the basis for living and social change

  • Calling each other to be strong and courageous

  • Advocating teaching and leadership that grow and inspire

  • Exploring and valuing relationship and context across cultures and geography

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Yes, it is an actual word! Knownness is the condition of being known. As Daniel J. Boorstin said “In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes tend to be anonymous…the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamourous, unpublicized jobs.” Teaching is a tough job, and made even more so due to low quality training, pay and conditions. They are our unsung heroes. We want every client we encounter to feel seen, known, and understood. We want them to become the sung heroes.

Our behaviour flows from our value. We develop knownness by:

  • Committing to relationship above all else

  • Spending quality time, wherever possible, getting to know our clients, interested in them as individuals, in their culture and context, in their lives, their families, their hopes and dreams

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A core part of self-esteem is the need to feel valued. Research from Google around effective teams shows the importance of people feeling valued, and them knowing that their work has value – it is worth it. We live in a society that places a higher value on what you do, than who you are as a human being. We challenge that mindset and transmit the value of each client and community.


Our behaviour flows from our value. We develop value by:

  • Showing genuine interest

  • Ensuring feedback is constructive

  • Investing in our clients

  • Making time to hear their unique stories

  • Acknowledging our client’s significant part in the change process