Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient become independent of it.” -John D. Rockefeller


A principal gateway to leading a distinctively human life. Creating communities of inquiry in which questions are encouraged and solutions are mutually arrived at.


Micro-finance and other entrepreneurial tools assist local businesses to develop, manufacture and distribute products.


Our goal is to assist peoples to create self-sufficient communities, ones in which basic human needs are satisfied without recourse to external aid.

Thirdway Human Rights and Development

Thirdway is an international volunteer-driven organization that is committed to the universality and indivisibility of human rights and strives to satisfy those rights through active, hands-on programs. With a focus on West Africa, particularly Ghana and all across the world, we develop projects that promote self-sustainability in education, micro-credit, and human rights awareness. We employ highly interactive programs requiring strong commitment at the local level to create foundations that facilitate movement beyond dependence on foreign aid.
Ultimately our goal is to increase independence from the bottom up eventually eliminating dependence on international aid organizations such as ours.

Our Motivation

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.’- Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia