Diversity Statement

We at Focusing Initiatives truly value diversity. We learn from each other, and respect the uniqueness of each person, community, and culture. We honor what everyone brings to the world. Everywhere we go, we are in partnership with local people. We are not the experts – the community and its individuals are. It is through openness and embracing our differences that we learn so much.

FII is committed to valuing the fundamental uniqueness of each individual we encounter, whether that person is an employee, a teacher, a class participant, or a client. Respect for the individual’s needs, goals, values, and point of view is at the heart of our mission.

All individuals, regardless of race, color, age, nationality, gender identity (including transgender and non-binary status), religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or status as a parent will be treated with respect and dignity.

Diversity means Access

Many participants in our programs live in regions of the world where they cannot access programs like ours because they don’t have the ability to pay.  Sometimes, these communities are where psychosocial support and psychological first aid training is needed the most. For this reason, we ask for additional donations from those who can pay. Donation to help cover the cost of this work and ensure a global outreach. Please consider donating what you can to help us spread this work.