Aspirational and Fiercely Pragmatic
Our approach is individualized and brings all relevant parties together to address the root causes of social and economic exclusion. As we establish and manage our programmes, we rely on four guiding pillars:
Empathy – We show up for women, children and families who are often not included in formal education and local decision making structures
Immersion – We get close to our communities by living locally and conducting extensive anthropological research
Analytical – We document residents’ belief systems and map social, political and economic data for each programme
Self-Reflective Action – We set targets for each intervention, constantly monitor our progress and effectiveness and adapt our interventions accordingly
The Time + Tide Foundation is committed to being transparent and accountable to our board, our donors, our beneficiary communities, and partners. This is achieved by complying with local laws in each of our areas of operation and adhering to our in-house procedures and controls through consistent monitoring and evaluation. We produce and share an annual report and audited financial statements every year, which are distributed to our networks and available for download on our website. Moreover, we consult our independent board of council members for major decisions and strategic direction of the organisation, with quarterly board reports on the progress of our activities and management accounts sent throughout the year.
Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Accounting Standards. All donations are tracked according to the donor, area and project for which they were designated, with up-to-date statements available at any time.
Where We Work
We work in the residential communities that immediately neighbour Time + Tide lodges. These span 4 protected areas (3 in Zambia and 1 in Madagascar), 300 villages and 30 schools. In 2024, we have 619 primary beneficiaries registered in our core programmes, 8,900 secondary beneficiaries and a wider audience of over 19,000 residents indirectly benefitting from our activities.