For many years, WDR has worked closely with our sister agency All We Can. In today’s blog, Jaipreet Kaur (Philanthropy Manager at All We Can) writes about our continued partnership and how, by coming together and each playing our part, we can make a significant difference.
All We Can has always been inspired by Christian principles, with its roots in the British Methodist Church. Methodism teaches the importance of missional work to alleviate the suffering of those living in poverty. In response, All We Can seeks to help people – of all faiths and none – to fulfil their potential, live with respect, and have the opportunity to flourish.The following words are often attributed to Methodist Founder, John Wesley:
The relationship between All We Can and Methodist World Development & Relief (WDR) is a great testament to these words. Together, for the past 16 years, All We Can and WDR have been working collaboratively to make resources go further. Our shared vision to finding solutions to poverty and injustice, is what makes this partnership so special. Together, we are able to create a greater impact in some of the world’s poorest communities – serving people of all faiths and none.
From Malawi, Ethiopia, India, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Uganda to Cameroon – our partnership is a journey where two organisations have come together to make a difference. Shared vision and values, competence, integrity, interdependence and open communication is what makes a long-standing partnership work.
Partnerships have enabled All We Can to implement projects that it could not commit to before. Through the years, we have been able to expand our partnership with WDR, not only in our long-term sustainable development work, but through All We Can’s emergency humanitarian response. We have been able to turn to our trusted partners during times of need, and through this special partnership we have seen lives changed.
Both All We Can and WDR seek to serve others. We want to give practical expression to the love, care and responsibility we have to each other as human beings, and we strive to be humble and accountable in the way we work. We also recognise that we do not have all the answers, the resources or the skills necessary to achieve our purpose on our own. Therefore, we seek to work together in a spirit of collaboration and community – That spirit of collaboration has been something that has grown year-on-year with WDR.
We hope that our partnership, and the difference it is making in some of the world’s poorest communities, will inspire other organisations to build a partnership upon these values, which reflect the Christian faith.