Hands Across the Nation is a charitable organization committed to making a positive impact on the social and economic conditions in the developing world. HATN is run by a small team of Canadian volunteers who work hard to ensure the best use of donations. We are also highly focused on “capacity building” – working within the same communities for several years in order to maximize our impact and create complete solutions.
HATN maintains three points of priority:
- To enhance the quality of life for communities in the developing world; focusing on Health, Education and Water
- To build relationships through ongoing partnerships, friendships and repeat visits to the communities we serve
- To enable individuals in the developed world to gain hands-on experience serving underdeveloped communities and working alongside the people of the communities we serve.
Hands Across The Nations was founded on a number of values that act as our guiding principles. It is these values that remind us of our purpose and commitment to the developing world.
We are respectful.
We respect people of all cultures, faiths and social positions.
We value people and relationships.
Building relationships with the individuals in the communities we serve, with our volunteers, and with our partners is the cornerstone of HATN. People are our priority.
We are committed to the communities we serve.
We will continue to work in the communities we serve until it is fully sustainable and the aid we provide is no longer required.
We are fiscally responsible.
We are accountable to our supporters. We humbly accept and use resources given to us to further the communities in which we work.