|| Reaching the Unreached
was founded with only one purpose and aim to serve the
poorest in our area by whatever means are needed and suitable
and possible according to the felt needs and priorities
of the people.
|Our whole immediate aim is to help the most destitute
of the population in our area in as practical and
as substantial a way as possible. We believe that
we exist here far the sake of the poorest - whether
it be the environs around us or further afield geographically
as well as in time. We do not wish this to be merely
patching up or stop-gapping, although it will frequently
have to be that.
|We want it to be something permanent and in a
yeast-like way, affecting the whole area, many people
and future. We wish it to be gentle, unassuming
and in keeping with the people for whom it is meant.
||No need of the poor, whether of individuals
or of communities, was to be overlooked or ignored, which
meant that RTU would be multi-faceted and as far as possible
run an integrated development programme for the rural
||This boils down to a concern for our neighbours as people,
as individuals, who have the right to a decent life and
therefore a right to our assistance to a better life since
we have more means than they have. We must always be careful
that our facilities and the benefit's of belonging to
an established group do, not lead us to selfishness as
an institution and that we are ready to look out and reach
out and share whatever we have.
||This would include especially women and children, the
old the sick, the homeless the unemployable, those in
need of houses or water, etc.
||Since we were trying to reach the poorest people who
would be living from hand to mouth this was to be done
freely by a team dedicated to this-purpose.
|| It would mean that RTU would be peopled-centred and
not project-centred, though the latter will be needed
to serve the poor in substantial and in ongoing ways.
||We must also ever keep in mind that we are also part
and parcel of the area in which we live and therefore
have a duty to keep deeply involved and integrated in
that area. We are otherwise foreigners.
||It above all means that RTU strictly avoids becoming
elitist except for the very poor and to serve them better.
||RTU does not need nor should it be interested
in creating an image for itself and must avoid any form
of triumphalis or "trumpet blowing". It believes
that "by their fruits they shall be known".
||RTU believes that the support it receives
in any form from others whether it be finance, equipment
or even fixed assets do in actual fact belong to the poor
and that all staff receiving salaries do so thanks to
those poor people whom we are meant to serve.
||This therefore means that all our sources
of support in actual fact originate in Divine Providence
and must be carefully administered. And that therefore
the more we give to those in need the more we will receive
to give away.
||We hope that all our staff will be inbred
with the desire to better. the lives of others in greater
need and not simply and only be with us for the sake of
their own security and comfort.