The Four Worlds International Institute ( FWII )
1.considers culture to be the primary key to unlocking the forces the people on the path of their own development;
2.considers the spiritual and moral dimensions of human development to be inescapable;
3.considers the articulation of a vision of the future, of possibilities other than the current reality, as a key element in human transformation;
4.views development holistically, and therefore, takes a multi-dimensional, inter-sectoral and inter-disciplinary approach.
5. places learning at the center of the development process;
6.is community-based in orientation;
7.promotes active participation in all levels of development (from needs assessment, through planning, implementation, evaluation and beyond) by developing people themselves;
8. bases development activities on culturally appropriate, community-based, participatory research;
9. balances bottom-up and top-down approaches;
10. provides proactive, catalytic support to developing communities and programs based on a clearly defined relationship that underscores the people’s ownership of the program.