Reciprocity – Everyone has something to offer and everyone has something to learn.
Respect – All people will be treated with dignity. All opinions will be heard and valued.
Relationship – At the heart of literacy learning are healthy relationships – with ourselves, with others, and with our world.
Sustainable – Every participant becomes a conduit of literacy learning for others, which is not only sustainable, but an exponential investment in future generations.
Community – Literacy learning flourishes in communities, rather than in isolated academic endeavors.
Our 5 Design Principles
Niteo launches all initiatives based on our organizational design principles.
NITEO is invested in fostering a reading culture. This culture is informed by its Literacy Manifesto (see When We Give Children Books).
NITEO’s reading culture embraces a broadened sense of literacy. Literacy, by definition, is how we survive and thrive in a changing world.
NITEO respects the worthiness of every child, family, and community and will hold space for personal and cultural actualization.
NITEO’s work rests in the development and maintenance of authentic relationships that are reciprocal and responsive, both locally and globally. There is no us / them.
NITEO values and embraces the UN Sustainable Development Goals. NITEO uses these goals to inform its activities, and it seeks partnerships with organizations / groups who embrace the goals within their work. Recognizing that the UN SDGs do not directly address indigenous rights or definitions of wellbeing, NITEO will strive to decolonize our work.