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TThe following principles and values will guide the work of DASCOH and are embedded in everything we do. These also form the foundation for the professional and ethical conduct of the DASCOH Board and staff.


DASCOH promotes the delivery of services for people, irrespective of ability, age, religion, ethnicity, creed, colour, caste or gender.


All people have a right to dignity, respect, and fair treatment, to be heard and to take part in the decisions that influence and shape their world. DASCOH’s community engagement encourages voluntary participation.


DASCOH seeks equity in access to development outcomes through policies and practice that target those people most likely to be excluded.


Poverty excludes people from full participation in society. DASCOH promotes social inclusion by working with people living in absolute poverty in ways, which place them at the centre of development interventions.

Do Not Harm

DASCOH believes in and practices “do-no-harm” in program design integrating conflict sensitive approaches into program implementation.

Garden Party

Recognising that roles in society may be unfairly divided by gender that cause a disparity in access to development outcomes, DASCOH nurtures gender awareness in program design, management, and operation.


Good governance is an interaction between state and non-state actors that improves accountability and transparency. DASCOH actively seeks improvements in governance as a prerequisite for equity.


DASCOH does not impose views on the community but enhances their capabilities with information, knowledge and skills to determine their own path.