2023-07-10 GENERAL HOUSE

FMSI publishes its Social Report 2022

The Marist Foundation for International Solidarity (FMSI), NGOs of the General Administration, has just published its Social Report 2022, showcasing all the projects, support, and collaborations carried out in the past year in several countries worldwide. The publication details the work agenda that FMSI has carried out in 2022 in relation to the rights of children, migrants, refugees, victims of violence and people in situations of poverty and vulnerability.

Over the course of 15 years, FMSI has strengthened and reinforced its commitment to guarantee the Fundamental Rights of children, youth and the most disadvantaged populations in the world. From 2017 to 2022, the Marist NGO has benefited 6,532,158 people, implemented 456 projects, and is present in 67 countries.

In 2022, the Foundation implemented some of its actions focused on the rights of children, in a joint venture between the Secretariat for Solidarity and Edmund Rice International, Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance y Centre Catholique International de Genève, of which it is a member.

FMSI also collaborates with the Marist Solidarity Heart Network, and together they produce reports and recommendations addressed to countries undergoing the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. Likewise, the Marist Foundation has also worked with the De La Salle-ETS International Solidarity Foundation, FOCSIV, and the Sant’Egidio Community, in order to implement assistance programs in some areas of the world that have become the epicenter of war and forced migration.

The President of the Marist Foundation for International Solidarity  (FMSI), Br. Ken McDonald, general councilor, said in his letter addressed to all friends and supporters of FMSI: “We live in a world where children continue to go hungry, fall ill without adequate medical care, are exploited and abused, and are denied access to the fundamental right to education: this deprivation dramatically accentuates existing inequalities, to the point of reducing the opportunities of those who already had almost none. It is not only a matter of resisting difficulties but of reinventing oneself and transforming one’s capabilities to better respond to future events”. At the end of his letter, Br. Ken McDonald thanked all the contributors and FMSI staff for their support: “The Foundation would not exist without its ongoing commitment to children. Faithfully following the mission of the foundation and the Marist charism”.

Download the FMSI 2022 Annual Report: English | Español | Italiano


FMSI is a Foundation created by the Marist Institute to foster the promotion and protection of children’s rights. FMSI carries out its mission through advocacy activities and projects in countries where there is a Marist presence. FMSI was created in 2007, in Italy, as a non-profit organization of social utility (ONLUS). Since 2011 it has had special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

FMSI works in partnership with Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance (BICE), Child Rights ConnectFratelli Project, De La Salle SolidarietĂ  InternazionaleCentre Catholique International de Genève (CCIG), Child Rights ConnectMovimiento Mundial por la Infancia de LatinoamĂ©rica y El CaribeFOCSIV (Federazione degli Organismi Cristiani Servizio Internazionale Volontario), Edmund Rice International (ERI) , Forum delle ONG Cattoliche di Roma, Le tre Case Editrici Mariste – Edelvives in Spagna, Gram in Argentina e FTD in Brasile, Fratelli Project, CorazĂłn Solidario, Maristes Blues D’Alep, La Fondazione De La Salle SolidarietĂ  Internazionale, SED (Solidarity Education & Development),  organizaciĂłn Solidarity with South Sudan, La Croce Rossa, Centro Marcellin Foundation, in General Santos (Philippines), Three2Six, L’Esercito Italiano (Italian Army), La ComunitĂ  di Sant’Egidio, Australian Marist Solidarity (AMS), L’Associazione Francesco Realmonte, La PontifĂ­cia Universidade CatĂłlica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), the ONG FUNDAMAR, Centre Culturel Champagnat Chad, Centro Educativo Marista Nuestra Senora del Pilar, AMSLa FundaciĂłn Marista (en Argentina), Paul’s Mulungushi Rural Health Center (Zambia), Instituto Tecnico Vocacional Jesus Obrero ad Ateos in Salvador, Coeur Sans Frontières (CSF), Marist preparatory and Junior High school (Sabin Akrofrom – Ghana), , Chantiik Tajinkutik A.C (Mexico).

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