Establishing of Horn of Africa Aid and Rehabilitation Action Network (HAARAN) was conceptualized by Abdi Noor Matan in United States of America (USA).
Being a native of Horn of Africa with disability, Abdi knew too well the perils of marginalization that disable and marginalized populations go through. They suffer the tragedy of double-marginalization: living in a punishing, forgotten terrain and have to strive for the same openings with able-bodied persons. In cultural context of people form Horn of Africa, disability is regarded as a curse and a problem to the society. This has always aggravated their stereotyping, profiling and stigmatization.
In the year 2008 Abdi formed HAARAN to be a vital platform through which he mobilizes communities and partners to address various issues facing the vulnerable immigrants from East Africa communities particularly the aged and disable.
The motivation of HAARAN formation was thus to help create a voice and space to Persons with Disability (PWDs) and other marginalized populations to fully participate and live meaningful lives.
In the year 2013, HAARAN got nominated to participate in the development of African tool kit for persons with disability by UNDESA.
In 2014 HAARAN launched her presence in Kenya and Somalia respectively as a native organization. Since then, HAARAN is growing leaps and bounds. It has moved into programs that aims to find the most cost-effective provision of inclusive service at grass-root level and up to the family level.
HAARAN has transformed itself from purely providing advocacy in its early stages to a viable development and humanitarian organization that brings on board participatory development methodologies which empower communities including the DISABALE and the AGED to set their own development agenda by setting achievable community action plans and seeing them through the implementation and sustainability phase.
OUR MOTTO IS: EVOLVING INCLUSIVITY TO EVERY BIT OF LIFE!
HAARAN Goal is to provide lasting solutions for the most marginalized disable and other vulnerable persons. We address the critical and unmet needs of those who fall through the cracks of structured assistance and have limited options for survival.
To work for the cause and care of disadvantaged disable, the aged and other vulnerable person by improving their quality of life.
HAARAN envisions a society where the DISABLE, the ELDERLY and other vulnerable persons have the Right to an active, healthy and dignified life.
HAARAN has developed beliefs and values that have become integral to its operations. These core values are as follows:
Respect for human dignity – The community and staff are our most valuable assets. We are committed to understanding their needs, giving attention to their priorities, being accountable to them at all times and fostering a rights-based approach to social justice and equity.
Partnerships and Dynamism– At HAARAN we actively involve the community, staff and other partners in embracing transformational change, commitment to continual improvement, sharing of best practices and leveraging of resources.
Commitment and Professionalism – HAARAN is committed to the personal, professional and career development of employees. We are proud of what we do and are dedicated to our organization. We uphold quality of service, teamwork and professionalism by practicing transparency, integrity in all actions, mutual and self-respect, good time management and technical competence
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