With the new strategy in place SMS will change the way we work to adapt, grow and thrive. We will be guided by following principles:
1.Be part of influencing network
Unlike previous strategy the new strategy does not only work with the HIV infected people but also focuses on addressing root cause of HIV/AIDS. This will require trans formative changes at various levels and SMS will collaborate and work in partnership with civil society organizations to leverage impact from our actions at local level.
SMS’s vision of just society is possible only through improved governance. Our priority will be to improve governance within organization as well as at the macro level. Hence, SMS will always strive for facilitating active participation of HIV infected and other vulnerable people; ensuring transparency and accountability. SMS will be committed towards downward accountability to the right holders and also improve upward accountability to donors as well as remain accountable to partners and allies. Gender will remain main priority for effective roll out of strategy.
3 Enhanced capacity (Human Capital)
SMS value people living with HIV/AIDS and their capacity to make the world a better place. To effectively deliver this strategy we need to invest on people and organization. Realizing the fact that child born from HIV infected parents are likely to be orphan, SMS will also focus on investing on building institutional capacity. SMS will be open to outsource experts and attract people to volunteer for SMS. SMS being led by a group of HIV infected people values staff or volunteer willing to work for longer with SMS.
As a growing organization, SMS will improve its program quality through effective monitoring and application of learning. SMS will focus on improving Monitoring and Evaluation system to ensure quality of our impact. We shall remain accountable for success and failure and embrace failure to adjust our approach based on learning.
5.Equality with justice
SMS will prioritize working for the vulnerable and marginalized people to prevent them from entering into the trap of vicious spiral. However, this doesn’t necessitate working solely with those target groups. SMS will be open to work with privilege group to benefit our target group. We believe that trans formative change is almost impossible without working with every segment of the society.
6.Rights based approach
Realizing limited capacity of SMS to deliver services to all vulnerable and HIV infected people our action will focus on rights based approach so that we can leverage the impact. We work for the rights holders to make duty bearers more accountable to our target groups.
HIV|AIDS Violence against women living with HIV|AIDS
Food and Nutrition Security Socio -economic Development
Humanitarian and Disaster Response Women Rights