EDU Africa values diversity and wishes to cultivate an environment in which the richness of the continent’s diversity and cultural expressions are celebrated among program participants, community members, partners, and staff. We desire to acknowledge and respect differences that include, but are not limited to, ethnicity, race, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical ability, socioeconomic status, religious perspectives, and language.
As an Africa-based organization, we acknowledge that the continent is historically a place where considerable injustice based on difference has occurred. This has been expressed through land dispossession, slavery, apartheid, the extraction of resources, the exploitation of labor, the marginalization of voices, and narratives that serve the interests of some groups over others.
Through our care for staff, our engagement with local communities, and our programming, we seek to interact with others in a way that demonstrates equity, honor, and respect for the continent’s people, stories, voices, and narratives.