Human dignity relates to the recognition of the intrinsic and equal worth of each human being, regardless of any characteristics or any grounds. This dignity is achieved through individual freedom. And freedom is only achieved through the fulfillment of the drive to acquire (enough food), the drive to defend (basic shelter), the drive to bond (a social connection to other people) and the drive to understand (a basic purpose in life).
We need to find sustainable ways of living together through a systemic world-view in which humankind co-habits in harmony with other living beings within planetary boundaries. The Higher Education for Good Foundation adopts a systemic approach by recognizing the diversity of knowledge, world views and conceptions of well-being, while reaffirming the existence of a common set of values and universal aspirations that underpin humanity.
Young People Empowerment
Considerable efforts need to be made urgently if we want to give a chance of survival, in dignity, to our future generations. Young people, who will tomorrow bear the consequences of our actions, need to be empowered with the means of self- realization and develop the capabilities to meet these challenges. The Higher Education for Good Foundation is not driven by the aspirations of a founder. It has multiple stakeholders and works to fulfill the aspirations of these young people by offering them, through the co-construction of new educational models, the capabilities they need to meet the particular challenges they face at a given time and in a given place.
Sustainability is not only about ecology. It is about building a society that is economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible.