Dr. Y.C. James Yen, Funder of Rural Reconstruction Moveme

RRN subscribes to the philosophy and principles of the International Rural Reconstruction Movement, which are encapsulated in the following credo:

  • Go to the people
  • Live among them
  • Learn from them
  • Plan with them
  • Work with them
  • Start with what they know
  • Build on what they have
  • Teach by showing
  • Learn by doing
  • Not a showcase but a pattern
  • Not odds and ends but a system
  • Not piecemeal but an integrated approach
  • Not to conform but to transform
  • Not relief but release