FAIRNESS - Donations and services are managed in a spirit of fairness to all the children in the program. Care is exercised not to set precedents in services or aid that cannot be sustained in the future or provided equally to other children with similar needs. For example, directing large gifts to particular children and families – even with the most admirable of intentions – can create perceptions of unfairness and cause hard feelings among the very people we are trying to help, thus undermining the effectiveness of our efforts in Oaxaca.
NEUTRALITY - OSCGR/CEI exists only to serve the educational needs of the poor children of Oaxaca and is not affiliated with any religious or political agenda in the US or Mexico. OSCGR does not take sides in local or regional conflicts.
SAFETY – We value the safety of both the children and staff of CEI, and we strive to maintain awareness of the safety implications of our activities and decisions.
SUSTAINABILITY - The services and aid should are managed in a transparent and open way so that the organization remains viable into the foreseeable future and operations are not compromised by changes in staff, board members, or volunteers.
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION – We do not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, sex/gender identity, sexual orientation, economic class, disability status, national origin, or any other protected classes identified in US or Mexican anti-discrimination law.
CULTURAL AWARENESS AND RESPECT – We appreciate the ethnic diversity that is an integral part of the fabric of Oaxaca and practice respect for all ethnic groups in Oaxaca and their cultures.
ACCOUNTABILITY – We manage donated funds with transparency and care, striving to minimize organizational expenses and maximize the effectiveness of every dollar for the benefit of the children served by CEI.