We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

Strategic Direction

8 value-based principles


We aimed to create awareness and capacity building and improving the quality of the service. Central to the strategic plan are 8 value-based principles that will be taken into consideration when formulating policies or developing services for blind and visually impaired persons:


In the Best Interest: respect their right to have their views and opinions taken into account in decisions affecting them

Family Centred: support and strengthens family relationships

Community-Focused: respond to the needs of the local community

Culturally Affirming: promote respect for cultural ad religious diversity

Preventive: adopt an early intervention approach

Collaborative: work with others in collaboration and through strategic partnerships

Evidence-Based: rely on up-to-date information and best practices

Consistent with the UN Policies on the Disabled: recognize human rights of disabled persons and support the key principles of these policies

In line with the 8 Value-Based Principles, 8 strategic directions for St. Nicholas’ Home have been identified:


Strategic Direction 1:      Preventing Blindness, Early Intervention and Timely Support

Strategic Direction 2:      Enhancing Access to Information and Resources

Strategic Direction 3:      Increasing Training and Employment Opportunities

Strategic Direction 4:      Promoting Information, Communication and Access Technology

Strategic Direction 5:      Responding to the Special Needs of Children with Deaf-blindness and Multiple                                        Disabilities

Strategic Direction 6:      Addressing Emerging Concerns of Older Blind Person

Strategic Direction 7:      Developing People, Culture of Service Excellence and Good Governance

Strategic Direction 8:      Ensuring Financial Sustainability and Successful Resource Mobilization