Announcing Strategic Plan

The Building Solid Foundations (BSF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new, forward-thinking strategic plan that honors the organization’s history and achievements while fortifying BSF’s future.

In order to undertake the strategic planning process, the board members completed an extensive survey and participated in two facilitated planning sessions.  First steps included reaffirming Building Solid Foundations’ mission, and defining its values and development principles. As a result of this comprehensive process, on October 8, 2014, the board of directors adopted a cohesive and ambitious three-year strategic plan that supports its mission, values, and development principles.  The strategic plan serves as reinforcement of our commitment to the people of rural Ghana.

Mission: What We Do

Building Solid Foundations improves the quality of life in rural Ghana by working in partnerships with Ghanaians to build capacity and self-sufficiency in the areas of water, sanitation, health, education, and economic development.

Our Values

  • Honesty
  • Partnership
  • Transparency
  • Education
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Adherence to the Strategic Plan
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Faith-based
  • Welcoming to all who support our Mission

Development Principles

  1. Development begins with these basics:
    • An adequate water supply
    • Working sanitation systems
    • Quality medical and educational systems
    • Expanding agricultural capabilities
    • Sound plans for economic development
  2. All projects include Ghanaians as equal partners with an emphasis on Ghanaian self-sufficiency and sustainability.
  3. Building Solid Foundations is in Ghana to teach as well as to learn.

The Strategic Plan

From the initial survey, the board identified capacity building as the priority for our work in Ghana. Capacity building includes identifying resources both in the United States and in Ghana. By utilizing these resources, BSF’s programs will be prioritized though specific, measurable goals.

This strategic plan reaffirms Building Solid Foundations’ commitment to excellence in through bold initiatives that support clearly articulated goals, professional credibility, experience in delivering humanitarian aid, respect for cultural differences, and organization strength.