The Difference Between Giving Charity and Empowering People

By Todd May, professor of philosophy at Clemson University, and the author of the book, A Significant Life. In this article, Mr May gives us his take on how to make global development projects successful. “There’s a huge difference between giving people charity and empowering people with the tools they need to change their lives. […]

South Africa: testimony of a 12 years old

“What I have learned in life is that you can be rich as you like, but if ever you don’t have love, you won’t survive.  With the love of my grandmother and the FXB After School Program, I am the survivor. ” —Christine 12 years old, South Africa I’m Christine Mazibuko*, doing grade 5 at […]

South Africa : an educational journey

My name is Kutlwano, I am a 21 years old South African from Soweto, Johannesburg. I have been part of the FXB afterschool program in Orlando East since it was first implemented in 2006. I have been part of the FXB family for 10 years to date and I must say that the journey has […]

Myanmar: from weaving to sharing

Mo Myint Zu, 32 years old, joined FXB in 2002 as an apprentice. She followed the organization’s”Vocational Training program”, from level 1-4, during 3 years, to become professionally trained in weaving. After her training in 2005, she decided to go back to University and follow a distance learning course to improve her knowledge while continuing […]

FXB Director at the Jaipur Day Care Center

FXB Day Care center – Jaipur, India – testimony by Christine Eggs, FXB International General Director “This week, I went to meet the street children FXB welcomes in Jaipur. Every day, there are thirty of them spending the day in our home. They live – or survive – in the railway station, in conditions of extreme […]

Images of Myanmar

François and Thibaud are volunteers with FXB Myanmar, working on video materials portraying FXB’s daily work in the country. “We are two students passionate about videos. During the past three months, we have travelled through South East Asia to meet various non profit organizations and film their daily work. Our goal is to provide promotional […]

Rwanda: encounter with Angélique

My husband and I recently started volunteering for FXB in Rwanda. Every day, we go along the FXB staff to meet the participants of the community development programs. We meet incredible people. When I met Angelique, her story touched me. This is the story of a woman struck by lightning. One night, the lightning struck […]

Colombia: Speaking out from Barranquilla

Eyleen lives with her parents in one of the most dangerous streets of Barranquilla, Colombia. The introduction in 2013 of a Community Development Program “FXBVillage” in her area had a deep impact on her community. During a three years period, FXB provided her family with access to proper nutrition, health care, education, and lodging. The […]

South Africa: Walk a mile in my shoe

Mduduzi, 21 years old, benefitted from the FXB after school program in South Africa, and was later enrolled in the organization’s Vocational Training Program. He is now an independent, educated young man. Passionate about writing, his poems were selected to be published in FXB’s poetry book “Walk a mile in my shoe”. Testimony I was […]

FXB School in Myanmar: a revelation for many young Burmese

In Myanmar, South East Asia, little training actually exists for Burmese youth, whose country has just opened up after decades of military dictatorship. Present for the past 20 years, the International NGO annually offers an education to young Burmese, offering them training and access to a profession in textile. After a four-months training, FXB participants […]