OUR CORE VALUES
education is for everyone
Far Away Friends sees education as a starting point for investing in the economic and social development of a community. Our philosphy is that regardless of a child’s place of origin, they deserve the tools to grow into conscientious global leaders. We aim to partner with schools in rural communities whose educational resources for children and adults are absent or in need of advancement.
Partnership, Not Charity
We don't do charity work--we create mutually beneficial partnerships for the "global good". We believe in helping to support the vision of globally-minded local leaders in rural communities by sharing their stories and using our time, talent and energy to identify grassroot "investors" who support their dreams for development. Listening carefully to leaders in our partner communities to make informed decisions about our investments is a practice we take very seriously.
connection changes everything
We believe that by connecting people who grew up on opposite sides of the globe, they can better understand cultural differences and break down stereotypes by making a new friend. Making these connections, we are able to gain a stronger cultural/social awareness of the world outside of our country of origin. Our hope is that these friendships become partnerships in international development and inspire more acts of global citizenship.
OUR COMMITMENT TO LOCAL LEADERSHIP & "DO NO HARM" DEVELOPMENT
At Far Away Friends, we strive to continually improve our messaging, programming and activities to protect the dignity of our beneficiaries & partners in Uganda. We aim to be part of the movement to break down the White Savior Industrial Complex and uplift the voices of Ugandan leaders who are at the forefront of each and every project we invest in. We are proud to work in partnership with local leaders, builders, engineers, teachers and other experts in development who are native Ugandans. Photos on this website are used with the express permission of parents of GLP students, leaders of partner schools & community members with the aim of showing the beauty and joy in the communities where we work.