Model


Sustainable Living

Better Lives assists schools, families and children living in disadvantaged rural areas to progress along a path to sustainable living. Our strategy is to assist with sustainable quality solutions to challenges they face on their path.

QUALITY
Strategy of Continuous Sustainable Quality Improvement of solutions to challenges on the path to sustainable living.

PURPOSE
Assist schools, families and children with solutions to challenges they face.

PRACTICES
Best practices repeat actions to build sustaining skills that build sustainable solutions.

PRINCIPLES
Important beliefs that seed actions.


Better Lives Mandala

Sustainable living model is represented by a mandala of avocado tree leaves, petals and seeds.

PURPOSE – path step leaves
PRACTICES – best practice petals
PRINCIPLES – value seeds

Let’s review our model starting with principles.


Principles

Value seeds.

Important beliefs that seed actions and sustaining BEHAVIOURS:

PURPOSE
Confidence – from small sustainable successes
Courage – to overcome challenges
Assistance – to achieve sustainable living

LEADERSHIP
Education – to develop skills
Productivity – by using skills
Earning – by producing and selling value

TEAMWORK
Gratitude – for others
Caring – to understand
Trust – each other

OWNERSHIP
Home – for security
Health – for capacity to achieve
Responsibility – for sustainability


Practices

Best practice petals.

Best practices repeat actions to build sustaining skills. We negotiate continuous sustainable quality improvement using the following best practices.

RELATE for understanding
SOLVE root cause
AGREE ownership
DESIGN fit-for-purpose
RESOURCE for low cost life-cycle
IMPLEMENT order


Purpose

Path step leaves.

Assist schools, families and children living in disadvantaged rural areas to progress along these path steps to sustainable living.

Access KNOWLEDGE
Apply RESOURCES
Strengthen HEALTH
Earn INCOME
Improve HOME
Enhance EDUCATION


Quality

Our strategy is to assist schools, families and children with Continuous Sustainable Quality Improvement of solutions to challenges they face on their path to sustainable living.

SUSTAINABLE QUALITY = Expected + Easy + Enjoyable

EXPECTED = environmental + economical
EASY = efficient + effective
ENJOYABLE = earned + equitable

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT = Plan + Do + Check + Act