Our main goal is to maintain the MRDP as a pivotal developmental resource organization for the communities of the Madikwe region which everyone may access freely and mahala to ask support to solve development problems they perceive in their daily lives.
In the centre is the human being and his/her personal development, following the traditional principle of “Motho ke motho ka batho/Ubuntu” (A Person is a Person Because of Other People). The people should grow to independent and confident individuals, who internalised their abilities and strengths.
It is important to expand their beliefs regarding themselves and their inborn potentials that they can develop to self-confident personalities who live their lives happily. Education is the key to a better quality of life. Therefore we put our focus on education and training. In schools, nursery schools and through adult training in the fields of crafts and agriculture the young and old should gain skills and knowledge. Furthermore the health awareness needs to be focused and improved. South Africa has one of the highest HIV/ Aids rates in the world. Especially the rural areas need prevention and counselling. But also empowerment of the people is important as well as the equality of gender. This is centre point of our various women and youth projects.
We also strive to share our world with volunteers from other countries so that they can learn about alternative ways of life, thought and world views. They grow as human beings through their exposure to our world.
Lastly, the MRDP is NOT a funding organization and also do not START projects. The communities, which perceived a problem in their environment and already tried to solve it autonomously, but without success, may then approach the MRDP for support and assistance to overcome the challenge they have. If possible, the MRDP will then conceptualise a mutual developmental intervention [project] and assist this community/group to raise the necessary funds to implement the foreseen solution. The MRDP will strive to assist the community/group to acquire other help if it turns out that the MRDP as organisation cannot assist to overcome this specific challenge.