A more equitable South African society with improved health status across all populations.
To foster dynamic, visionary, value-based leaders working in catalytic communities of learning and action who articulate, convey and act to promote health equity.
These values will be reflected not only in the content of the fellowship and alumni programs but in TEKANO’s ways of working. In particular, TEKANO is committed to:
- operate in a transparent manner
- run the fellowship and alumni programs in a participatory manner that recognises that everyone has something to teach and something to learn
- foster a culture of respect and dignity and operate with an inclusive ethos
- foster a culture of critical reflection, using critical pedagogy, quality assessment and on-going learning
- recognise leadership among fellows of diverse ages, genders, ethnicities, ‘races’, classes, locations, disciplines and backgrounds
- foster commitment to and expertise in collective leadership and change-making that weaves and facilitates well beyond the individual participating fellows
- ground the content of TEKANO’s programs in a commitment to strengthening the agency of those who are marginalised, and to
- recognise their assets and promote local ownership in the shaping of health equity initiatives.