Our Vision, Mission & Values

CFK is an Indonesian non-profit/non government community development organization.

 

Our mission statement is:

“Working together with the community to transform lives through holistic community development”

We envision;

A world in which there is justice for all and poverty is alleviated.

A world where everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their God given potential.

A world that values peace u0026amp; harmony where each person encourages their neighbors by showing mutual love and respect.

A world in which there is reconciliation between mankind and our natural environment where all of creation has been restored in line with God’s original intent.

Values

As diverse as CFK’s activities are, they are propelled by common values which are based on the desire to transform and improve people’s lives, CFK is committed to the following fundamental values:

  • We value all of Gods creation including all of nature and all people, who being made in the image of God, are of equal value and worth. Therefore, we are committed to working with people and communities to fulfill their God-given potential. Partnering with them to create opportunities to improve their lives and conserve the natural environment in which they live.
  • We value the whole person including their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well being in the context of the culture, community and environment in which they live. Therefore we are committed to working together with the whole community including individuals, families, social groups, associations, government u0026amp; non-government organizations as well as local businesses.
  • We value peace, justice and equality for all regardless of age, gender, abilities, ethnicity, religion, social or educational standing. Therefore we are committed to speak and act on behalf of the poor, the disadvantaged and marginalized to overcome injustice. We are also committed to open and honest communication when working through differences, promoting respect towards each other’s view while affording all people the opportunity to work towards reconciliation and forgiveness.
  • We value participation and collaboration therefore, we are committed to working towards an environment that promotes the active participation of all, where each
    person’s contribution, initiative and worth are encouraged and acknowledged. We are also committed to good relationships with other organizations, our partners,
    supporters, volunteers, and staff members encouraging their collaboration, advice and critique in all aspects of our work.
  • We value learning as a life long process therefore, we are committed to focusing on the learning that is gained in the process of achieving something, not just the end results and to persevere in spite of failures incurred along the way. We are also committed to learning from each other recognizing that each
    person possesses an abundance of local knowledge and, given the opportunity, the potential to continue to grow and learn.
  • We value servant leadership, believing that leaders who care about their community and live a lifestyle of humility, honesty and integrity can have a positive influence in the lives of those around them. As such we are committed to investing in the development of healthy leaders, who in turn value the sacrifices of investing their lives to bring out ‘the best’ in others and the community in which they live.
  • We value accountability and transparency, ensuring the organization remains true to its mission and objectives, we are committed to investing our strengths, time and resources towards these priorities. We are accountable to our partners, supporters, members, staff as well as the communities in which we serve, as such we are committed to strategic planning with honest, transparent reporting and evaluations whereby results can be monitored and measured.
  • We value dependency upon God as our source and provider and as such we need to be sincere in prayer and recognizing that we are ultimately accountable to him. We are committed to live simply and justly, according to Godly principles. We acknowledge this has radical implications for the way we function as an organization and implement our programs.

Founders Story

Initiative

On Dec. 24, 2004, a massive earthquake shook the province of Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The earthquake caused a subsequent tsunami, which in turn devastated most of the coastal areas around the Indian Ocean. Over 230,000 people lost their lives in the waters of that tsunami which is recorded as being one of the greatest natural disasters in modern history.

In Aceh province, the extent of the devastation was overwhelming approximately 170,000 died or were listed as missing and in many places, along Aceh’s west coast entire towns had been swept away. Over 500,000 people were left displace and homeless. The tsunami destroyed some 130,000 homes as well as the majority of schools, medical facilities and public buildings. The tsunami also wiped out infrastructure including the electricity and water supplies. Over 3,000 km of roads and 131 bridges were either damaged or destroyed.

CFK evolved as a result of a group of volunteer’s initial response to the December 2004 earthquake & tsunami.

UNHASS

During this emergency response phase, our major focus was on the logistics of getting short-term emergency relief workers into Aceh to tend to the needs of the survivors, as well as the provision and distribution of emergency life sustaining supplies and temporary shelter. By April 2005 the most urgent needs of basic food, clothing and tent shelters were, for the most part, being met.

A small team of the national and international volunteer workers felt a strong leading to continue to come alongside the people living in the villages in the sub-district of Krueng Sabee, near Calang, on Aceh’s west coast. There were still many unmet needs in this area due to the complete destruction of all infrastructure including roads, bridges, private and public buildings as well as all the port facilities.

By March of 2006 the volunteer team in partnership with Helping Hands Foundation and the local community, had begun to implement the Krueng Sabee Community Development (KSCD) Project.

The purpose and anticipated end-result of the KSCD Project was to come alongside and empower the people of Krueng Sabee in the rehabilitation of their communities, allowing previous industries to reemerge as well as to develop the skills and abilities of the people by providing seminars, workshops and practical training sessions.

The team desired to honor the local culture while building communities that are;

  • Committed to the holistic transformation of their lives.
  • Centered on the values of working together for the good of the whole community.
  • Believe in the liberating planning process of Action-Reflection-Action.
  • Respectful of the human dignity of each individual regardless of age, gender, abilities, education or social background.
  • Geared towards empowering the people to become self-reliant and self-sustaining and self-multiplying (Mentoring Leaders ‘Training the Trainers’)