About NPTCSA

The organisation’s vision, mission and value are mentioned hereunder:

The Vision

To foster a holistic self-empowerment and imparting of skills and knowledge for the development of Cooperatives, so that they participate in the mainstream economy.

The Mission Statement

NPTCSA will represent, capacitate and support its affiliates so that they provide professional services to other Co-operatives and SMEs.

Values and Principles

NPTCSA subscribes to the universal values and principles as outlined by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)

Values

We are based on the values of self-help, equality, equity and solidarity. Furthermore we believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

Principles

Our Principles are guidelines by which we put values into practice.

Voluntary and Open Membership

We are a voluntary organisation, open to all Secondary co-operatives within our sector willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, geographical and religious discrimination.

Democratic Member Control

We are democratic organisation controlled by our members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership.

Member Economic Participation

Members contribute equitably, and democratically control the capital of the co-operative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the co-operative. Members will receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing their co-operative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the co-operative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.

Autonomy and Independence

We are an autonomous, self-help organisation controlled by members. If we enter into agreements with other organisations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, we do so on terms that ensure democratic control by our members and maintain our co-operative autonomy.

Education, Training and Information

We will provide education and training for our members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. We will inform the general public - particularly young people and opinion leaders - about the nature and benefits of co-operation.

Co-operation among Co-operatives

We serve our members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

Concern for Community

We will work for the sustainable development of our communities through policies approved by our members.