FIDR is a non-governmental organization working to support children in developing countries and people affected by disasters.

International Cooperation for Social Development

International Cooperation for Social Development

FIDR envisions a day when those people who are living in developing countries today will realize improvement of their lives and accomplish social development by their own initiatives, and eventually their nations will depart from being classified as developing countries. FIDR calls its activities to fulfil this passage as gInternational Cooperative Assistance Programh.

FIDR currently supports Asian countries, each of which differs in culture and issues to solve. FIDR values the following three points in order to make truly sustainable development possible.

Watching, Listening and Talking with

At FIDR we walk on project sectors on foot, and watch the situations on our own eyes. FIDR listens to the words of local people carefully. FIDR talks thoroughly with them, deepens mutual understanding and learns from each other. In this way FIDR will build strong relationship of trust with local people, which is indispensable for nurturing human resources as well as creating local networks. After completion of FIDRfs support, local people will be in a position to collaboratively make improvement on local problem and lead the advancement of their society by themselves.

Deliberating Issues Deeper

There are many issues around children in developing countries. FIDR examines the root problem of issues, think them over and make them apparent. Putting a high value on local peoplefs initiatives and resources available at site, FIDR finds out effective ways of support in respective cases. FIDR owns this process jointly with local people and proceeds with support to them.

Linking to End Product

It is an important point to identify how successful the end product is. All the effort could be in vain when no end product can be produced. To improve confronting issues and problems for sure, FIDR sets its plan and goal jointly with local people, and make necessary modifications to the implementation in response to situations once the project has started. Through this process, local people will build up confidence in themselves by having experience gI could do it as wellh repeatedly. Learning and confidence accumulated in the sector will form a gmodelh to other areas. FIDR produces wave of change that diffuses from people to people and area to area.