Unit 3 Canonbury Yard, 190a New North Road
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Ansprechpartner: Graham Freer
- Hilfe für Entwicklungsländer
Progressio is a progressive international charity with Catholic roots that enables poor communities to solve their own problems through support from skilled workers. And we lobby decision-makers to change policies that keep people poor. We were formerly the Catholic Institute for International Relations.
Our vision is for every person in the communities where we work to have choices and opportunities, to have their human rights respected, to have their basic needs met and to live a fulfilled life.
We tackle poverty by:
Changing lives - Enabling poor communities to solve their own problems through the placement of 100 highly-skilled people (known as development workers) from around the world. They work with grassroots organisations in long-term projects benefiting hundreds of thousands of poor and marginalised people in 11 developing countries.
Changing minds - As well as working with local people we also lobby decision-makers, to challenge the structures and relationships that combine to keep people poor.
Mobilising people - to act, because every step, however small, helps to achieve lasting change.
Progressio works with partner organisations in 11 countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Our way of working is to combine skill-share with advocacy. With our partner organisations we identify areas where the input of a development worker might lead to real change. We then recruit people for these jobs.
Progressio development workers are people who want to share their skills with communities that need them. Each development worker is professionally qualified with a minimum of two years' work experience, and often with a background in training — formal or informal.
In sharing their skills with partner organisations, our development workers aim also to improve the ability of our partners to advocate for change locally and nationally. At an international level, we support and supplement the voices of our partners in seeking to change the systems and practices that create and perpetuate poverty in the global South.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.