Jeremiah Lucas Opira Foundation (JLOF) is a politically and religiously independent non-profit humanitarian organization bringing sustainable education to marginalized and vulnerable communities thereby assisting people in ways that lead them to independence, self-sufficiency, sovereignty and respect for diversity.
MISSION – guided by the aspirations of local communities, JLOF takes a holistic and need based approach and work in partnership with the local communities, governments, business sectors, academia and other organisations or individuals to realise the potentials of the local communities.
VISION – to be a force and a partner of choice, dedicated to facilitating the creation of sustainably developed, resilient and socio-economically empowered communities which optimize their potentials and people live in dignity, security and harmony across boundaries of ethnicity, social stratification and generations.
Transparency and Accountability – uphold full openness to donors, beneficiaries, partners and members with regards to processes, operations and outcomes. Accountable to the highest level of ethical behaviour and responsibility for actions while maintaining integrity in its performance.
Sustainability – committed to sustainable development and facilitates programs and projects where economy and ecology work together in a balanced and integrated manner to sustain societies and culture.
Diversity and Social inclusion – promote diversity, equality, dignity and a more just society and work for inclusion of poor and marginalized groups as well as the achievement of equity and gender parity in the designing of policies, programs, projects and in the allocation of resources.
Voluntarism and Service – members, employees and partners to be primarily motivated by compulsion and commitment to uphold human rights and a philanthropic spirit to serve the underprivileged and not their own interests.
Collaboration – programs and projects through collaborative partnerships with local communities, governments, organisations and individuals for the achievement of sustainable development outcomes.
Excellence –strive to exceed expectations by continuously enhancing individual and organizational knowledge, skills, and capacity in support of its goals.
Compassion – guided by compassion rooted in the sense of solidarity and understanding of others as members of the human community.