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FMSI supports five new micro-projects

30/08/2012: General House

Five new micro-projects have been approved by FMSI during the evaluation meeting held on 10 July in the Rome office of the Foundation. This was the third series of solidarity initiatives approved for financing by FMSI this year. The new micro-projects will serve to sustain:

-          The summer camp  of the Marist School of St. Paul in Karcag, Hungary, which will benefit the most needy pupils of the school for three weeks.

-          Formation workshops for 450 children and young people of 8 indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico. The project is promoted by the Committee for Human Rights Pedro Lorenzo de la Nada and is aimed at the personal growth of the individuals and the social development of the indigenous communities while preserving their specific culture.

-          Professional skill training for 20 young educators working in the primary schools and kindergartens of 8 indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico. The project is promoted by NEAPI (New Autonomous Education of the Indigenous Peoples) together with the Marist Mission of Guadalupe.

-          The training of a group of students coming from the Nuba mountains, in South Sudan. The project will allow these talented and motivated students to attend the Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio, South Sudan. The project is promoted by Solidarity with South Sudan, a consortium of more than 200 religious congregations. Solidarity with South Sudan  trains teachers, nurses and pastoral personnel in several locations throughout South Sudan.

-          Personal formation and professional training workshops for young peopleof two marginalized neighbourhoods of Alcantarilla, Spain. The project is part of a wider programme that has been carried out for 4 years now by the Marist Brothers’ Community of Alcantarilla, in favour of the young people of the local gypsy community. 

This year, from January up to now, FMSI has financed 18 micro-projects in 15 countries, for a total of € 69,107. Thanks to its solidarity initiatives, FMSI has come to the aid of more than 2,000 underprivileged children and young people. Micro-projects are the little initiatives which the Foundation supports with its own funds throughout the world, in favour of disadvantaged children and young people, in the areas of human rights, education, health and social development, preferably in countries where the Marist Brothers are present. These projects are aimed at promoting children’s rights and creating the material conditions for them to be able to make real use of them. 

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