In implementing this Strategy, ROCS will be guided by a set of organisational values. These will influence how programmes are designed, implemented, monitored and evaluated.

Our values form the basis of our actions and organizational culture. They are ideals that shape our thinking and behaviour. To some extent, they reflect the spirit of ROCS. Our values provide us with a common identity. ROCS’ work is guided by Christian values and principles. These values are inspired by our faith in God and our action is thus guided by them.

  • Participation and Inclusiveness: We believe in collective involvement of everyone’s efforts regardless of colour, tribe, creed, sex, religion or otherwise social status on the content of programs planning implementation and monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on underrepresented groups such as persons with disabilities, women and OVCs.
  • Transparency and Accountability: Through our policies, structures and procedures, and in all our actions, we ensure we are transparent in the way we conduct business. As such, we take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to our funders, partners and, most of all, our target communities.
  • Integrity: We aspire to live to the highest standards with honesty and strong moral principlesto sustain the organisation and the stakeholders we serve; never should we compromise our reputation and will always act in the best interests of the community for which we exist to bring hope and restore dignity.
  • Respect for human rights and the environment: We strongly support, and have respect, for human rights and the environment. As such we remain advocates for human rights and environmental protection, declaring that man has a ‘fundamental right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, in an environment of a quality that permits a life of dignity and well-being, and he bears a solemn responsibility to protect and improve the environment for present and future generations’
  • Protecting child’s rights: As a child focused organisation, we take interest in all the decisions regarding children to secure their immediate and future well-being.
  • Appreciative inquiry: We respect and value the wealth of knowledge and skills that exist within the rural communities as a basis for solving community problems. As such, we endeavour to focus on identifying what is working well, analysing why it is working well and then doing more of it to increase the impact.
  • Partnership and Volunteerism: We believe in working with a wide range of partners to enhance our skills, expertise and experience in all fields of competence. Partnershipsare a key enabler for meeting challenges and generating sustainable change and long lasting impact in the community. Partnerships are firmly embedded in our way of working at all levels. This is reinforced with our spirit of voluntarism to attain maximum value for money and enhance sustainability of interventions by helping the community to develop marketable skills, create strategic linkages which boost confidence and self- esteem.