our principles, MISSION, GOALS, OBJECTIVES, and areas of focus
PRINCIPLES AND MISSION
Global Shout is a U.S. based 501(c)3 tax-exempt (EIN#: 85-2382286) non-profit organization originally founded by students at Georgetown University in 2005 as Global S.H.O.U.T. (Students Helping Orphans in Underprivileged Territories). After an early focus strictly on the education and care of orphaned children in third world nations, the organization underwent a gradual shift in scope of humanitarian work, expanding beyond the university and dropping the acronym, with a full rebranding in 2019-20, now operating projects internationally of varying type and purpose. As a result of this evolution, our mission and work are guided around the principle of providing opportunities to those in need as they arise and change in real time, rather than focusing our target agenda on one particular topic. We perform our work with respect to the core four humanitarian principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence.
We believe in allowing the needs of the individuals to dictate our projects, not our own judgement, whether it be through providing essential goods, skills training, or rebuilding and equipping communities for the future. By collaborating with local NGO’s in other nations, and recruiting locals to run our operations through Global Shout subdivisions in each nation with which we have a project, we are able to sustain long term projects globally.
Past and current projects have been based in multiple continents and countries, with focus on a variety of needs, including education, health, sanitation, and diplomacy. We have recently completed a project in the northeast Nigerian village of Chibok, where we successfully sent formerly kidnapped schoolgirls to a secondary school funded and constructed by members of our organization for completion of their education. Prior to that, the organization worked diligently to equip and assist a local hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, provide care and assistance to the Rohingya refugees of Myanmar, and complete water and sanitation projects in West Africa. The COVID-19 pandemic briefly put a pause on our projects, but we are currently ramping up again with the building of a new hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan along with medical and financial assistance for the Afghan refugees arriving in the United States after the end of the twenty year U.S. war.
While we provide direct assistance to those in need, the underlying goal of the organization is to empower people to become independent and counteract the root of the problem causing their suffering on their own. We give a helping hand, and a voice to the voiceless, so that they can carry on the work themselves and repair their communities over time. If all of us give a little bit of our time, energy, and understanding to our fellow humans, there is no doubt this world will be a better place.
Our goals and objectives
- Ensure basic human rights for all
- Achieve survival and good health through medical and WASH assistance
- Protect the integrity of those at risk of exploitation
- Gather informative data through qualitative and quantitative interviews
- Raise awareness through written, photo, and video journalism
- Pursue diplomatic agendas to prevent recurrence of atrocities
- Advocate for policy change at the governmental level
- Activism to inspire and motivate all of the above
Area of focus
- Health and medicine
- School and education
- Food and shelter
- Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
- Neutral media/journalism