Our Mission & Methodology
GIVE’s mission is to inspire growth, empower global citizens &
ignite sustainable change worldwide.
Empowering communities to help themselves
In contrast to the traditional needs-based development model, which focuses on local problems and relies on outside agencies for help, asset-based community development emphasizes the existing strengths and potentials within a community and empowers its members to take action. When identifying projects, we first assess the resources, skills, and knowledge already available in a community, unite the community around issues that inspire its members to act, and then work alongside local leaders to form a plan of action. GIVE’s ultimate goal is for our host communities to take full responsibility of our projects as soon as possible.