The Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation’s work is based on Mwalimu Nyerere’s belief in the fundamental principle that all humanity, regardless of their differences, are the purpose and justification for the existence of any society, and all human activity in any given society. This philosophy demands that communities everywhere should enjoy and develop themselves within the context of freedom, liberty, democracy, good governance and social justice.

The principles of the Foundation, derived from the philosophy of Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere are:

  • Belief in Human Equality,
  • Freedom, Social Responsibility,
  • Respect for Human Diversity,
  • Conviction that People are Central to any Concept of Development,
  • African Unity,
  • Accountability and Transparency,
  • Gender Equity and Equality.