Vision - Mission - Values
Self reliant people and communities, trusting each other, taking responsibilty and speaking up for themselves & Others.
PCA’s mission is to show and encourage people to adopt alternatives to their traditional ways of being and relating to other people, by:
- Working with individuals, families, communities and people in positions of authority to help them become more self aware; recognise the implications of their actions and decisions on themselves and other people; take responsiblity for their own problems and find their own solutions to them (Empowerment)
- Showing them alternative non violent approaches to their relationships with others and supporting them to practise these. (Non Violent Approaches)
- Encouraging them to develop genuine respect for others, recognising that every person, in particularly marginalised people such as the disabled, also have feelings and needs and that everyone should be treated with equality and care. (Human Rights)
- Building strong relationships between people within communities and between communities, based on people’s increasing understanding of each other. (Empowerment)
- Creating a group of skilled and committed non violence activists who can model these approaches in their own lives, share them with others and together make a gradual societal change. (Non Violent Approaches)
In the long term to transforming the environment for political decisions to one where there is more respect and understanding fof underlying needs of others (Empowrment).
- We run programmes helping people to adopt non violence as a way of living
- Supportative field work and coaching is a key and unique element of our work. District teams assess the best way to carry this out and develop their own plans for this.
- Where possible we set aside some money for community initiatives to allow people to put their learning into practise. We do not use the promise of community initiatives money to encourage people to take part in programmes • We will look for opportunities to work with people who have the power to influence communities, such as local politicians, and include them within the scope of our projects
- We provide psychosocial support where we identify a need in the project planning stage, training our staff specifically for this as required. Where we identify a need for pychosocial support at a later date, we see our work as preparing the ground for this
- We are not and do not wish to be a development agency and will be honest about this with participants, donors and other stakeholders.
- All PCA staff will try to practise non violent approaches consistently in their lives, their work, their treatment of staff and in their relationship with others. We will always make time and a safe space for colleagues and participants to share their feelings and grievances