Fondacio is engaged in development and solidarity projects (PDS) whose aim is to empower men and women in precarious situations to become actors of their lives, by promoting the development of their autonomy.
Fondacio's development and solidarity programs and projects are based on the search for personal autonomy, respect for local cultures and the principle of subsidiarity. Even if some situations require urgent action, Fondacio's action is based on the long term and therefore leaves a large place to the training of local actors.
In each country where Fondacio operates, the involvement of its members in solidarity development programs is encouraged, in order to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable. The projects meet the specific needs of each region. These programs are run by associations governed by local law and managed by local actors who are themselves part of the socio-economic fabric. The projects are aimed at the entire population, regardless of political or religious affiliation. They are conducted in conjunction with local civil and political structures.
Most of Fondacio's major projects are carried out in partnership with local or foreign organizations and companies, each providing the means and skills to carry out the projects successfully.
In 2019, nearly 100,000 people were direct beneficiaries of one of our development projects. We count about twenty major projects spread over 4 continents (see the corresponding pages), which can be divided into the following sectors:
• Education and youth,
• Social entrepreneurship,
• Economic and social development
• Water and sanitation,
Education and youth
It is a vast sector affecting street children but also literacy and education.
ANGE (Togo): a project for street children in Lomé, which promotes their social reintegration, including through schooling, vocational training and socio-educational activities.
OASIS (Colombia): In the socio-economic context of a poor neighborhood in Bogota, many children are sometimes left to their own devices on the street, without any activity or adult supervision. We offer them a dedicated space for games and work related to their future.
SUCCES + (Togo): a school support and socio-educational activities project for children in the Hountigomé district of Lomé.
SICHEM EDUCATION (Togo): a project to develop quality education in South-East Zio in Togo, in rural areas: library network, teacher capacity building, school equipment and infrastructure, socio-educational activities.
ASFOTODE EDUCATION (Togo): a project in rural areas that provides school infrastructure and equipment and offers tutoring and socio-educational activities to children in the village of Assomé and Wli, in Zio, Togo.
SÔ-ZOUNKO (Benin): a literacy and school supervision center in the lake city of Sô-Zounko in Benin, on the shores of Lake Nokoué.
LPJ/EPJ (Burkina Faso): The Lycée pour la Promotion des Jeunes (LPJ) is a college of excellence in the city of Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso. The Ecole pour la Promotion des Jeunes (EPJ) offers evening classes for out-of-school youth and adults, led by LPJ teachers.
EPMO (Burkina Faso): a primary school in a rural area in Tambiga, 30 km from Fada N'Gourma in Burkina Faso.
BIBLIOTHECA LOS ALMENDROS (Chili): The library aims to develop educational and cultural activities for children living in nearby slums, improve their skills, develop their talents, expression and creativity, support them in the educational field and transform them into protagonists of social change in their environment.
This sector aims to train young people in difficulty in a trade in order to acquire autonomy and enable them to become involved in the economic and social life of their country.
SICHEM/AGRO-DR (Togo): the farm-school offers agricultural training to young entrepreneurs (in collaboration with the IFF Africa) and to young and adult farmers in the South-East Zio localities (Togo). Vocational training courses in the building trades are also available. The young people are supported and integrated into teams on construction sites.
ASFOTODE (Togo): the Nazareth rural center of Asfotode aims to help young people in the village of Assomé (Togo) to train and discover the opportunities available to them in the rural environment, in order to limit the exodus of young people to the city.
YLDC: YLDC (Youth Livelihood and Development Center) are training centers for marginalized youth. The objective is to provide them with the knowledge, values and skills that will enable them to integrate socially and professionally into economic life. Five centers currently exist in Asia, in 4 countries (Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia, Laos). A new YLDC is being established in Colombia (Ciudad Bolivar).
OASIS (Colombia) : workshops are offered on vocational guidance, entrepreneurship and professional integration for young people from the region's public school or for new graduates.
Economic and social development
the objective is to enable populations to live with dignity in their homes and to develop an activity that allows children to go to school at the same time. It is also about getting close to isolated populations and people living in extreme poverty.
Green Pastures (Myanmar): this project aims to promote economic development and the schooling and education of children in a village of 95 families. The project started with a goat breeding activity entrusted to 5 families, with the idea, by increasing the herd to develop the activity to the other poorest families in the village.
OASIS Habitat (Colombia): since 2013, the Oasis project has participated in the construction of more than 50 new prefabricated houses in collaboration with the Catalina Muñoz Foundation. Since 2015, Oasis (Colombia) has been developing a microcredit program, an additional tool to help families in the territory improve their quality of life.
Un Hogar mas digno (Chile): an integral intervention based on two complementary axes of work: construction and renovation of housing, and social support before, during and after the housing intervention.
Jesus Carpintero (Chile): the aim is to enable women without resources not to remain isolated and without activity, and through crafts, to find a space for meetings and creativity.
Mi Proximo (Chile): This project helps people who live in total marginalization and extreme poverty on the streets.
Dobraia (Romania): assistance to the population of a remote village in Romania, without water and electricity. Renovation of the school and support for the elderly.
IGP (Myanmar): An Income Generating Project (IGP) is being developed in Myanmar, based on a sewing workshop (clothes, bags, wallets, etc.). It thus makes it possible to support local communities and social actions.
several projects provide support through clinics or herbs.
Asfotode– Santé: a dispensary in a rural area, in South-West Zio (Togo), which provides care, maternity and preventive health services to the populations of the village of Assomé and the surrounding area
Le JADE-Pour la Vie: for people living with HIV/AIDS, a medical center in Lomé (Togo) that offers routine health services and medical, psychological and social care. The association also carries out regular work on HIV/AIDS prevention.
Sichem/AGRO-DR (Togo): the Sichem school farm (Togo) has developed a program for the cultivation and dissemination of medicinal plants and in particular Artemisia, a natural, effective and accessible solution to fight malaria.
in many parts of the world, the water problem remains a major issue, and Fondacio is working in a number of places near its centers to give people better access to this vital resource.
SICHEM/AGRO-DR: drilling and installation of standpipes and latrines in villages in South-East Zio (Togo)
Asfotode: setting up a borehole near the dispensary and public latrines for the populations of the village of Assomé (Togo).
LPJ: provision of the populations of the secondary school pump area in Fada N'Gourma (Burkina Faso).
EPMO Tambiga: provision of the school's borehole fountain to the people of the village of Tambiga (Burkina Faso).
the environmental problem is increasing all over the world, and Fondacio is giving priority to educating local populations.
SICHEM/AGRO-DR: the Sichem school farm is resolutely committed to training, raising awareness and implementing good environmental practices, in particular by training farmers in the area but also by a regular reforestation program in the villages and making plants available. Sichem is also involved in the local production of processed products and promotes sustainable local consumption.
Reciclo : Generation of compost from the organic waste of families to generate gardens in public places, enhancing the links between neighbors