We love + equip people to discover their strengths!
In our opinion the-wright-home’s mission is a deliberate and challenging one. Here, it is not about being merely an aid organisation, but to tackle people’s challenging life situations together with them. We would like to enable a mutual giving and taking without creating interdependencies. We refer toourselves as human activists, because we don’t want to sit back and watch how global distribution practices ignore the underprivileged. That’s not only a North-South and West-East conflict, but rather a matter of indifference to the human being. We do not stand it any longer and instead of that we contribute with our tiny `drop in the ocean’.
So why did we, a registered, non-profit foundation, choose Lesotho of all places? Please find the answer by reading on.
At 25-35 % Lesotho’s population has got one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalences in the world. As HIV/AIDS is still, next to other infectious diseases, the most lethal disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, certain population groups are literally being “extinguished”. Parents between 18-35 years of age are primarily affected, which means that “the young” and “the old” are left behind. Despite a high traditional solidarity within a family, entire family systems and households dissolve gradually. Left behind are parent-headed households or grandparents and older siblings assuming the role as the caregivers.
In the future our activities will be directed at gardening (planting and cultivation of trees), good nutrition (guaranteeing basic supplies), good health (guaranteeing basic medical care and its application), further training and coaching (staff and caregivers on: self-empowerment and its impact on the community) and volunteer programmes. However, a special emphasis will be placed on encouraging people to assume responsibility for their lives and show initiative.
ABCD – the art of community development
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a strategy for sustainable community-driven development. Beyond the mobilization of a particular community, ABCD is concerned with how to link micro-assets to the macro-environment. The appeal of ABCD lies in its premise that communities can drive the development process themselves by identifying and mobilizing existing, but often unrecognized assets, and thereby responding to and creating local economic opportunity.
Where can the-wright-home find its place?
On January 26th, 2011 Alexander Wright met with Prince Dr Asfa-Wossen Asserate in Frankfurt for an interview. Dr Asserate is an Ethiopian-German management consultant, bestselling author, political analyst and grandnephew of the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie.
Read the interview here: “Where can the-wright-home- find its place?” and why did we choose Lesotho as the country for our project?