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Principles

At TARCO Association we are result oriented. We want to tackle social problems with pragmatic solutions, focusing first and foremost on results while keeping in mind adequate means to achieve these goals.

TARCO Association

  • Is based on Meritocracy: We do not help people who have self-inflicted problems. We help people who try to help themselves by encouraging them.

  • Aims to achieve a high impact / low resource action: Instead of focusing on symptoms, we are tackling the root causes of the problem.

 

Lee Kuan Yew

“Many beliefs systems start with a proposition that all men are created equal.
 In fact all men were not born equal; they have never been and never will be.”

 

Nature: As one of our major principles, we owe humility and respect towards the force of nature. We want to nurture the natural gift of intellectual potential within individuals which have been denied an equal opportunity for appropriate education. We want to solve existing inefficiencies in the educational system.

 

Milton Friedman

"Whenever we depart from voluntary cooperation, and try to do good by using force, the bad moral value of force triumph over good intentions."

 

Social-Mobility: Social Mobility is the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society. It is a change in social status relative to others' social location within a given society.  

  • The most efficient way to give the majority of people access to the economic and social ladder is to promote upward social mobility to gifted individuals particularly those coming from disadvantaged groups. By doing so, we expect to see a multiplier effect in their communities of origin.

On Meritocracy:  A system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement.

  • We want to promote Social Mobility based on Meritocracy.

Justice: We aim to be just as opposed to fair. As fairness can be subjective to the eye of the beholder.

  • We believe in Natural justice and want to be just from a utilitarian perspective. We also encourage charity in all of its forms.

Education:  We believe that education is the most powerful tool to solve the world’s inefficiencies. Following comprehensive research on the deficiencies of the educational system, we have found:

  • A so-called “democratisation” of education bringing the average quality of the education down.

  • A lack of personalised education resulting in the mediocrity of the group rather than the success of each individual.

  • A standardised testing often  focuses on one type of intelligence.

  • A lack of discipline and motivation from students.

  • A lack of motivation from education professionals, which are key-players in the educational process.

  • A lack of vocational education and self-development programs.

  • A lack of economic incentives for quality education.

  • The list goes on…

 

Milton Friedman

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ...“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

 
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