ERIKS’ values rest on three pillars
We bears the stamp of the life situation of our founder Erik Nilsson. He suffered severely from haemophilia but his heart and sight was turned in the direction of other people’s needs. We strive to work in accordance with the spirit of Erik Nilsson. This implies showing empathy, recognising opportunities, being creative and deeply conscious of our responsibility to manage the contributions and trust of our donors.
The vision and mission of ERIKS are based on Christian values stating that:
- All human beings are loved by God and have equal value.
- All human beings are entitled to a dignified and fulfilling life.
- All human beings are responsible for the earth, to use and not misuse it
The Convention on the Rights of the Child
The UN Declaration on Human Rights (UNHR) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) further define the universal conditions which children in our world have the right to live in, and that ERIKS is contributing to. Together with the Christian worldview, these documents establish the equal and unique value of every individual, irrespective of sex, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, philosophy and religion.