about us

FMSI was established with a specific purpose: To make
the world a better place for children and young people.

Our history

Established by the Congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools in 2007, the Marist Foundation for International Solidarity works in the world for the rights of children and adolescents to ensure them better living conditions.

The Institute of the Marist Brothers was created in France on 2 January 1817 by Saint Marcellin Champagnat and today numbers 2,700 members who – assisted by over 7,000 lay people – work in 78 Countries on 5 continents. The Marist network operates through 585 schools as well as universities, social works, youth movements and programmes, in favour of children and young people most in need.

FMSI has been working for 15 years to develop the potential of children and youth by making them active agents of social transformation in their communities. In accordance with its Mission, FMSI works mainly through inclusive education, advocacy and solidarity projects and initiatives to protect and guarantee the rights of children, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised.

The Marist Foundation for International Solidarity believes in a world where childhood is respected and guaranteed, free from violence and fear.



Kenneth Charles McDonald Foto

Kenneth Charles McDonald




Andrea Rossi

General Director


Angel Diego Foto

Ángel Diego García Otaola​

Advocacy and Child Rights Coordinator


Foto Francesco Mastrorosa

Francesco Mastrorosa

Project Administration Officer


Marcello Romagnoli

Finance & Office Administrator


Angela Petenzi

Project Administration Officer



Marta Morotti

Communication Assistant


Foto Maria Rita Pala

maria rita pala

Project Administration Officer


Pamela difino

Project Administration Officer



Board of Directors

Kenneth Charles McDonald, President – FMS (Australia)

Maria Inmaculada Maillo (Spain)

Jorge Gaio, FMS (Brazil)

Angela Matulli (Italy)

Rebecca Jane Bromhead (Australia)

Fortune Chiedzo ChakasaraFMS (Zimbabwe)

Board of Auditors

Dott. Luigino Fiorio (President)

Dott. Giovanni Battista Provenzano

Dott. Fabrizio Levantini

Dott. Giovanni Sebastio (Deputy)

Dott. Rocco Positano (Deputy)

Compensation Board of Auditors 20182019 | 2020 | 2021

Supervisory Board

In compliance with the provisions of Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, FMSI has adopted its own MOGC 231 Model, Code of Ethics and a Supervisory Board, position held by lawyer Luca Pardo odv@fms.it.



Bylaws & Reports


Financial Statements

social REPORT

Annual Reports