Straight care of a person’s daily and everyday needs as a charity is typical and justified in times of crisis when the only task is vital existence. Meanwhile, in a relatively stabilized situation, the “instead of him/her” perspective replaces the “beside him/her” or rather the “with him/her” principle, which is not only a long-term but also a reliable guarantee and support for anyone who needs it. If in the first instance the beneficiary of the charity may in some cases be overwhelmed with mistrust, irresolution, submissive passivity, sometimes even show addictive behavior and complexity, then the best way to support him/her is to help him/her to get an education, acquire knowledge, develop existing skills and abilities, become more powerful and overcome life difficulties by himself/herself, turning from a charitable beneficiary into a benefactor and a competitor in the labor market.
“Help a man to get on his feet and let him stand on his own”։ “My Step” charitable foundation is based on this philosophy and this kind of unique humanitarian mission, which requires long-term investments, stubborn, continual, and consistent work. “My Step” foundation accomplishes programs aimed at the development of human capital with the priority of providing people with knowledge and skills.
The foundation aims to reveal the most principal and constantly reproducible resource of our country and all Armenians, the human potential. The goal is to invest in the latter, forming a more qualified and competitive society, which, in turn, will be ready to face even the most difficult challenges of the future. We prioritize the process of investing in continuous education with the involvement of all social forces and all age groups because, in these times of unprecedented speed and change, a person needs to develop his/her knowledge, skills, and abilities throughout his/her whole life.