Fighting Poverty with Multidimensional Plans: A Summary of the 2016 Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean

FXB is currently working in Colombia, fighting poverty through its community development programs “FXBVillage”. UNDP has recently released the 2016 Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean, which focuses on the need for multidimensional plans in order to combat poverty and improve quality of life in the region. FXB strongly believes in such multidimensional plan that will […]

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 […]

India: testimony from a young artist nominated for Peace Prize

Ramzaan Khan is a 17 years old artist who lives in a slum, near the railway station of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. A substance abuse survivor, he was reinserted into society through FXB’s programs. Today volunteering for FXB, he is a source of inspiration for the many children who find themselves hopeless and aimless at […]

Highest French distinction “Officer of the Legion of Honor” conferred to the Founder of FXB International

The Boards of Directors as well as the entire FXB International team celebrate the promotion of FXB’s Founder and President Emerita, Albina du Boisrouvray, to the rank of “Officer of the French Legion of Honor”. Highest decoration bestowed in France, the latter rewards the extent and quality of Albina du Boisrouvray’s tireless action in favor […]

China: a partnership for Yi women

In China, FXB   works with partners to alleviate the poverty of the populations belonging  to  the  highly  marginalized  Yi  ethnic  group,  in  an  extremely  isolated  area of Sichuan. In its 2015 annual report, the Foundation CHANEL highlighted the fact that it supported FXB’s project  in China by developing  the skills of  80  vulnerable  women. Most […]

Myanmar: training Khin

“Hello. My name is Khin. I am 17. Altogether, I have 5 brothers and sisters. My dad passed away several years ago. My older brother had to stop school at my father’s death to help meet our needs. For me, the future was also all planed: just like my mum, I was supposed to help […]

Trafficked workers in India band together in hope of breaking ugly cycle

India is home to 18.3 million modern slaves – or 40 percent of the world’s total of 45.8 million – according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index from the Walk Free Foundation. Hundreds of thousands of them work in brick kilns here in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, in dangerous and squalid conditions.” Modern slavery – […]

FXB Study Reveals Deficiencies in Rehabilitation of Child Labourers in India

Despite increased awareness on child trafficking, there are “startling inconsistencies” between the policy commitments and on-the-ground realities for rehabilitation of child labourers across the three northern Indian States of Rajasthan, Bihar and Delhi, says a new study conducted by  the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. The study, released end of July covered the […]