Our inspiration

Bahá’í Inspiration

While GoCongo Foundation is in no way a religiously-affiliated organisation, its founders are inspired by the teachings and community development work of the Bahá’í Faith.

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Bahá’ís are engaged in community and social development initiatives around the world, in accordance with certain principles that we at GoCongo Foundation endeavour to follow:

Organic capacity-building at the grassroots level, accompanying communities to address their own needs instead of imposing external conceptions of their needs

Participative inclusion of community members as agents of change, creating a sense of self-reliance and collaboration within the community and avoiding dependency

Viewing individuals not as ‘development targets’ but as promoters of their own well-being and communities - a potential that can be realised through education

Bahá’ís espouse universal education through the belief that every person is ‘a mine rich in gems of inestimable value’, and that ‘education can alone cause it to reveal its treasures and enable mankind to benefit therefrom’. Bahá’ís believe that ‘Every child is potentially the light of the world’, and we at GoCongo Foundation are motivated by the desire to unleash that potential.

The Bahá’í Faith places importance on ‘material education’ - the learning of sciences and arts - while emphasising that development of good character is of even greater importance. GoCongo Foundation schools foster an atmosphere of moral upliftment, with character education integrated throughout the curriculum.

GoCongo Foundation seeks inspiration from these principles with detachment from the religion itself. We strictly avoid promoting a religious agenda, proselytising, or asking people to become members of the Bahá’í Faith.

Further information regarding the Bahá’í Community’s approach to sustainable development, capacity-building, and social action can be found at the Bahá’í Community's official website.

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