Myanmar: a vocational training … and then ?

 Diary piece from Christine Eggs, General Director  FXB International 24 March 2017 – “On mission in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), I went to meet people who have followed professional trainings in one of our FXB centers. For over 20 years, we have provided trainings to very vulnerable young people in the sectors of clothing, […]

World Water Day

Affordable drinking water for all is a key element of the world we want to live in. There is enough water on earth to achieve that dream. The Challenge Drinking water only accounts for 1% of all the water available on earth. With demographic growth, sanitation and social issues related to water-borne diseases, climate change […]

Mongolia: a New Beginning

Enkh is a 40 year old single mother. Her older daughter has vasculitis, her 7 year old boy is disabled, unable to walk nor talk, and her youngest is only 3. When her husband passed away a few years ago, Enkh did consider ending her life. She could not work as her children needed constant […]

Uganda: A Mother Who Never Gives Up

Olivia felt like “a problem in the community.” As a mother of two children in Kampala District, Uganda, Olivia relied on her husband’s meager income from hawking plastic shoes and bags for living. The family could hardly afford daily meals. Even worse, they were thrown out of their rental house due to failure to pay […]

International Women’s Day 2017

On 2017 International Women’s Day, FXB leads tribute to the thousands of women participating in its international programs, recognizing their courage, resilience and determination to end poverty and give their children a future. Investing in children, young people and women is an investment in peace and security. Women’s stories Uganda: A mother who never gives up […]

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. […]

Who Will Act on Behalf of the Rohingya People of Myanmar?

By Arlan Fuller, research associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and executive director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Over the past three months, the Myanmar military has led a violent campaign targeting the Rohingya people in Rakhine State and currently shows no signs of relenting. In early […]

FXB commemorates the departure of the “Little Prince of the mountains”

On the evening of January 14th 1986, in Mali during the Paris-Dakar Rally, the helicopter piloted by François-Xavier Bagnoud crashed. In addition to François-Xavier, four other people lost their lives: Thierry Sabine, the creator of the Dakar, the French famous singer Daniel Balavoine, a reporter from the Journal du Dimanche, Nathaly Odent, and a Radio-Luxembourg […]

A Gisiza Story of Progress

Murangwa Reverien, a 49-year-old married man, lives with his wife and six children in Gisiza, located in the region of Southern Province of Rwanda. Before his family enrolled in the FXBVillage program, they lived in poverty. Murangwa and his wife could not provide for their family’s basic needs, and they saw no way out of […]