AVSI works for a world where the person, aware of his/her value and dignity, is the protagonist of his/her own integral development and that of his/her community, even in crisis and emergency contexts.
AVSI implements cooperation projects in various sectors with a preferential focus on education, meaning that the person is accompanied towards self-discovery and recognition that the other person is a resource. Each project is conceived as an instrument to promote this awareness in everyone involved, has in itself a need for communicating and sharing, and creates an impact capable of generating a positive change.
In project implementation, AVSI uses the following approach:
to start from the value of the person, who is never defined by the circumstances in which s/he lives;
to consider the person always in his/her family and community context;
to do with: accompany and let ourselves be accompanied, recognizing that we all share the same human experience;
to involve all stakeholders: encourage the participation of beneficiaries, providers, partners, donors, and the private sector; and
to learn from experience and capitalize on the lessons learned.
AVSI Foundation operates worldwide through a network of 35 organizations, its founding members, and over 700 partners.