Empowered, indigenous leaders
Many groups talk about the value of empowering local leaders, but few have the will, the patience or the faith to build an international organization with a 100% indigenous workforce. At Asia's Hope, we believe deeply in the wisdom, knowledge and spiritual authority of our Cambodian, Thai and Indian staff. Humble and mutually-accountable cross-cultural relationships take a lot of work, but provide immeasurable benefits to the staff, the kids and the organization as a whole.
Only three of Asia's Hope's 204 staff members are Westerners — our executive director, administrator and project manager — and all of them live in the United States.