No charitable foundation should exist unless it is able to provide an account of it initiatives, its commitment to its own stated reach and remit, and the actual impact it has achieved on behalf of those that it seeks to support.
In the case of The Rumi Foundation, we only support projects with a proven or quantifiable capacity to be a catalyst for genuine change and are truly proud to be able to state that we have:
– seen xxxx prisoners released from prisons in Africa and in 2018 alone, 20 ex-prisoners released under this programme graduated graduate with degrees in law.
– supported projects that have seen xxx elephants live with reduced risk of poaching.
– worked with projects responsible for building xxxx schools across Africa.
– Kibira Girls (what do we say?).
– engaged with over 1,000,000 children in the UK, via a programme that now spans 5000 schools.
– seen our significant contribution towards the development of the Defence National Rehabilitation Centre in the UK contribute to the health and well-being of over xxx injured soldiers already (since the project first opened its doors in 2018).
Of course, not all projects deliver such easily measurable results and yet are no less important in their ability to contribute towards creating a better world. Raising awareness of often ground-breaking initiatives is an equally vital part of our mission. Some projects are embraced because we deem it important too to create ripples of inspiration that might spread far beyond our own network of supporters and even, sometimes, simply because the work our partner organisations undertake has the capacity to affect the soul or spirit of citizens all across the globe.