FMSI was established with a specific purpose: To make the world a better place for children and young people.
MISSION AND VISION
We believe and act to realize a better world for children; a world where children are welcomed citizens, a world where children are recognized as active members in their communities and society.
We promote children’s rights and dignity, empowering them and their communities through practicing justice, no violence, solidarity and education.
Solidarity, fraternity, social justice, fair treatment of boys and girls, respect for diversity and human dignity are our values.
Established in October 2007, the Foundation, inspired by the charism of Saint Marcellin Champagnat and promoted by the Congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, operates in the world for the rights of children and adolescents with the objective of guaranteeing them better conditions of life, health and safety.
The guiding principle in the operation of FMSI is education as an effective tool to promote the rights of young people and enable them to become agents in the social transformation of their communities.
The Marist International Solidarity Foundation believes a world where childhood is respected and guaranteed, free of violence and fear is possible.
2005 –The first Marist Brother is appointed to work for the Rights of the Child
2006 – Collaboration agreement with Franciscans International
2007 – Birth of FMSI
2008 – FMSI joins the Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance (BICE)
2009 – Establishment of BICE think tank in Chile
2010 – Incorporation into networks – Child Rights Connect and Centre Catholique International de Genève (CCIG)
2011 – Obtaining of ECOSOC advisory status
2012 – Creation of Observatory “Niñez y Adolescencia” in Chile
2013 – Birth of FMSI Cono Sur
2014 – FMSI joins the Movimiento Mundial por la Infancia –Latinoamérica y Caribe (MMI-LAC) FMSI joins the CCIG Board of Directors
2015 – Establishment of BICE think tank in Brazil
2016 – Collaboration agreement with the Instituto Interamericano del Niño (Organization of American States)
2017 – Collaboration agreement with the Gregorian University of Rome. FMSI joins the BICE Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Allen Sherry, FMS (Australia)
Analía María de Luján Ruggeri (Argentina)
Funsa Birkem Pascal, FMS (Cameroon)
Inmaculada Maillo (Spain)
José Libardo Garzón Duque, FMS (Colombia)
Richard Joseph Carey
Projects Develepment and Funding
Project Administration Officer
Project Administration Officer
Bylaws and Annual Reports
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Openings with FMSI
If you are interested in a volunteer experience with us, send a short presentation letter specifying your areas of interest, your availability and any other useful information (whether a part time volunteer, available or interested in travelling, etc.) to: email@example.com
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Stage e Internship
If you are interested in an internship experience with FMSI, write to us and together we will determine the best way to proceed.