Life is Beautiful. Joy and happiness as well as sorrow are our constant companions. And over the centuries, humankind learned that this life was better within and with the help of a community. To give aid to accept it are the fundamentals of human development. We start our lives with the help of others during birth and as children. However helping one another is more than aid in difficult moments, it is also teaching and sharing information. Today, communities have developed and professionalized the ways they help each other.
UYDD develops concepts and projects that have the goal of improving the lives of individuals and groups. So that life can stay beautiful.
Help that makes sense
The focus is on people
Outreach should always be individualized to the unique situation of the person or people in question. In other words, there are no standard programs or models for helping someone. Therefore, assistance to specific persons or groups is always customized. The goals of an aid program will also be different. Programs include assisting people to better help themselves, individual care, education, special education, occupational education, speech therapy, psychology, group work, sports and music.
Further, those working in the aid giving professions must receive continued education, training and supervision. This is crucial in ensuring the quality of their work and in securing the trust and acceptance of those who would receive their help. Trust and acceptance are the keys to successful assistance after all. This is another part of what we do. Our organization takes an interdisciplinary and supervisory approach, allowing the input of experts from various professions to contribute to the development of the programs and concepts we create.
International and intercultural
Methods of helping people may vary from culture to culture. Different cultures have developed various response strategies. In an international setting, we can benefit from this and and develop a modern, functioning outreach. In other words, we can devise a program of assistance that meets both the individual’s needs and also take into account their cultural and sociological background. Intercultural exchange in the aid giving profession is a two-way street. It’s based on the respect for the work of others and the acceptance of different approaches. From that comes the synergy which makes new ideas and concepts possible.
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