This post is another go at mission statements – mixing Peter Drucker’s description of a mission statement as “a concise statement of purpose” (it should fit on a t-shirt!) with the idea that mission should have a bit more of the “what we do” towards making our vision a reality.
The story so far:
Vision: “We work for a future where all children across Indonesia have the opportunity to learn to read, and to love reading.” (Saya Suka Membaca)
“We do this by:
– Creating an Indonesia-specific reading curriculum and resources that are effective teaching tools, engaging for learners, and easy to use for teachers;
– Publishing high-quality, contextually relevant stories and graded reading books so that Indonesian children can enjoy the pleasure of reading as early as possible;
– Equipping teachers to use these resources effectively through training and on-going mentoring, helping them to develop as skilled and inspiring teachers of reading who do their best for the children in their care;
– Continually seeking to improve our program and increase our impact by field-testing our resources and responding to feedback, by trying out new ways to serve teachers, parents and children, and by building networks of good practice and advocacy.”Saya Suka Membaca
Mission statement redux
Our mission is to… OR We…
… equip teachers, communities and families across Indonesia to help children learn to read, and to love reading.Saya Suka Membaca (draft mission statement revision)
Then the bullet points follow either as part of an extended mission statement or as a set of priorities, as per John G’s suggestion.
Thoughts on a t-shirt please.