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”

14 January 2017 – 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 […]

Rwanda: 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 […]

Fighting extreme poverty in Burundi: the way to invest in peace

  24 November 2016 – Amidst a difficult political environment, FXB is concerned about the growing food insecurity in Burundi. Convinced that investing in humanity is investing in peace, the international NGO continues to fight extreme poverty in the country, offering the most vulnerable families a chance to permanently break the vicious circle of poverty. […]

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 […]

FXB is mobilizing for peace in Colombia

26 September 2016 marked a historic date for Colombia: the FARC (Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces) and the Government of Juan Manuel Santos signed an agreement putting an end to the armed conflict which lasted over five decades. Certainly, there are still other organizations which could be the subject of an agreement with the Colombian Government. […]

FXB and its Founder lead tributes to the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres.

28 September 2016 – FXB and its Founder lead tributes to Israel’s former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres, who died yesterday at the age of 93. FXB collaborated with the Peres Center for Peace through a commitment made during a  Global Clinton Initiative (GCI) meeting. The commitment included to provide psychological and […]

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 […]