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Core Values

Human Dignity

Respect for human dignity is at the heart of who we are and what we do. Every person has inviolable rights founded on justice. Thus, everyone has the right to life, quality service and total well-being, free from want, fear and hazard impacts.

Justice, Fairness and solidarity

We uphold justice and fairness in our dealings. We work for social justice and foster human solidarity in our partnerships with vulnerable communities and societies we work in.

Competence, Accountability and Transformation

We are committed to employing and being held accountable to high standards of practice. We continuously challenge ourselves to improve towards efficiency and effectivity, through strategic skills, harness methods and appropriate technologies to transform our partner communities and ourselves. Constant innovation towards excellence in our caring and service defines our process.

Courage and Witness

Our courage enables us to do the right thing for the people we care for, to speak up when we have concerns and to have the vision and personal strength to innovate and embrace new ways of working and relating to others. We bear witness to the human capacity to overcome adversity and suffering, connecting people to hope.


Integral to the work of CADIS is how care is given, based on empathy, respect, and dignity. Our compassion then, as intelligent kindness, is central to how people perceive our care. For us, caring is as important as care and our highest calling is to provide comfort to those in distress and nurture capability in the vulnerable, regardless of class, gender, age, culture and religion. Great care is at the heart of everything we do.

Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion

We honor the integrity of every person and the diversity of peoples, cultures and communities. We commit to foster an enabling environment, privileging every voice towards participation and inclusion. We forge understanding and mutual respect; we labor for equitable development and peace.

Active Listening, collaboration and teamwork

We are committed to working collaboratively and in partnership with all stakeholders, actively listening to facilitate, negotiate and build consensus and strong teams to empower others, We are committed to bring together people, organizations and institutions that can pool knowledge, skills and resources, to work together to have most effective impact. Good communication is central to successful collaborative partnerships, working relationships and effective teamwork.


We honor our obligations in the partnership of equals, meet commitments and act responsibly with public and personal trust, to consistently deliver value to our stakeholders. We adhere to transparent financial accounting procedures and freedom of information.

Learning, Creativity and excellence

We embrace learning, creativity and change as a way of life. Reflective distance allows us space for deep thought, increasing our consciousness of the whole, enabling is to serve the whole. By our mindfulness, we contribute to the sustainability of people, the humanization of societies and the stewards of creation.