We consider each other as different, but equal parts of the body of Christ. That implies that we respect each other’s ministries, culture, values and rules. We want to serve one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
We are responsible for our missions to serve the underprivileged, to strengthen and support the community of the partner and to edify the participating volunteers. We ensure a fruitful integration of the local community and the participating volunteers. We plan and keep records of results. We take care of fair use of donations (money, goods, knowledge) and keep adequate administration.
We keep a clear picture of the progress, difficulties, successes and possible deviations of the goals. Therefore, we inform each other and frequently discuss all that is relevant for the project(s) and the cooperation.
All possible mission teams and volunteers from Holland and Belgium will be referred to Livingstone for proper application, planning and preparations. Accepting mission teams and volunteers at the partner, without application, planning and preparation with Livingstone is not possible and will end the cooperation.
We intend to cooperate for a period of [ five ] years, or
We will evaluate this agreement on a yearly base and make necessary changes.
For all participants (local persons, mission teams, volunteers), we aim for the following:
For the project, we aim for the project goals as set in the attached datasheet ‘project’ or the attached ‘business plan’, of which the main goals are:
We aim for the next mission teams in the first year, as set in the attached datasheets ‘program’, facility’ and ‘safety’:
Each participant of the mission teams brings a contribution to the project of 250 euro, or a mission team brings one fixed contribution (if agreed upon on paper at the project start). This contribution is available for practical work and social work, as indicated in the attached ‘datasheet project’ or ‘business plan’.
Regarding volunteers we aim to fill in the following vacancies, per vacancy described in an attached datasheet ‘vacancy’:
Livingstone and the partner are responsible for good cooperation. Therefore, they have periodical (skype, phone) meetings which are reported in minutes. The minutes include: Status of the collaboration (green: good, yellow: almost good, orange: some problems, red: big problems), progress on main objectives, use and administration of donations (money, goods, knowledge) and (corrective) actions planned.
In the periodical meetings (skype, phone) Livingstone and the partner will monitor the progress of the project and discuss the upcoming actions. In case the execution of the project deviates from the objectives, Livingstone and the partner discuss what to do. Any adjustments of the main goals and (corrective) actions are recorded in the minutes.
At the end of each stay of a mission team or volunteer, the partner will evaluate with them on:
After the stay of each mission team or volunteer, Livingstone and the partner evaluate on:
The evaluation is done with a digital partner survey
After the stay of each mission team or volunteer, Livingstone, the team leader, mission teams and the volunteers evaluate on:
The evaluation is done with a digital participant survey. The partner gets a summary of the results.
Yearly, Livingstone and the partner evaluate the:
The results are reported in minutes.