Our Mission

The Mongolian Development Centre is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation dedicated to serving society by empowering individuals, communities and institutions through education and training to systematically learn about and effectively serve the sustainable process of building a new civilization, prosperous in the material, social, intellectual and spiritual sense.



CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

The conceptual framework of MDC define the evolving framework and philosophy, which guides and inspires our thoughts and aspirations and keeps our actions together, as we strive to make our meaningful contribution to the advancement of mankind. The conceptual framework is also is the basis on which we evaluate and measure our successes and challenges. The following concepts, definitions and principles are some of the interrelated key elements of this framework, that we strive to increasingly understand and define and translate them into our actions:

·         Humanity is currently experiencing an age of transition best described as a passage from collective childhood to collective maturity. During this period, the barriers raised by the thoughts, attitudes, and habits of the childhood of humankind are gradually being uprooted, and the structures of a new cvilization that can reflect the powers of adulthood are taking shape. In our development efforts we wish to contribute to the building of a new culture suited to the ‘maturation’ of mankind and which ensures the social, economic and spiritual well-being of all. Our vision of the future is extremely optimistic and we strive to incorporate this vision and optimism into our activities.

·         Development means not only supporting economic growth, but implies a holistic and complex process of building the capacities of individuals, communities and institutions, the main protagonists of development, to contribute to the building of the emerging material and spiritual civilization of mankind. Capacity building and empowerment is MDC’s approach and it should be understood as distinct from delivery of aid or services.

·         We believe in the oneness of humanity. This implies that our programmes should not be designed to benefit the interests of only one community or one country, but should be beneficial and relevant to the interests of all. Our interventions should be inclusive to benefit rich and poor, old and young, men and women.

·         Our efforts should be characterized by a culture and attitude of service, which being distinct from an attitude of charity-offering and paternalism, should be reflected in our inner qualities, thoughts, actions and relationships with others, as we strive to develop their latent capacities and empower them in common service to the well-being of all. An individual’s capacity can be developed only in the context of his/her service to the common good and his/her meaningful involvement in the construction of a new emerging civilization.

·         Our efforts should also be characterized by a posture of learning, which we also aim to impart on the participants in our programmes. Learning is a continuous process of generation and application of knowledge. It implies that we generate our own knowledge through study, consultation, action, reflection on action, thus acquiring insights and experience.

·         A very important element of a learning process is consultation, which elicits universal participation and cooperation, generates collective consciousness and will and leads to collective decisions, actions and reflection on these actions.

·         Our development activities should be sustainable in design and approach, implying that the impact and benefits thereof should not be short-lived and that we aim at setting in motion certain long-term evolving processes.

·         Our development activities should be systematic, which means they should be well-conceived and well-planned, broken into certain steps, phases and cycles and ensuring step-by-step progress and achievement of higher and higher levels of excellence. 

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