The Cardinal’s vision, through CAFDIL, is to have a country, in which there is equality of educational opportunity for all young children, with no obvious or permanent educational disadvantage because of poverty, distance from educational facilities, or underdevelopment.
This bold vision is born out of the fact that there is more that can be done to improve the quality and access of education in rural communities, and to bring out the best in the rural folks for their development, economic growth, and participation in national life.
The clear mission of the Foundation is to reduce inequalities in access to education for the youth and adults living in rural and deprived communities, and to promote development through the use of modern, improved, and cost-effective technologies.
In support of the mission and vision, the Foundation will be directed by seven fundamental principles. These will reflect in the Foundations’ operations. They are the following:
- Rural and poor-oriented
- Cost-effectiveness and affordability
- Quick delivery
- Community participation
- Knowledge creation