WHO WE ARE
Fraternity without Borders Canada (FWB-CA) is a non-profit volunteer-run organization whose aim is towards solidarity, charity and, as the name of the organization implies, to promote universal fraternity.
We operate in some of the poorest places on the planet, with hope and strong desire to help end hunger and build a peaceful world.
To experience and encourage the practice of fraternity, without ethnical, geographical or religious constraint, sheltering primarily children and young people in situation of vulnerability or social risk.
To be internationally recognized as a serious, solid, transparent and effective humanitarian organization with clear goals and objectives, focused on attending to and promoting the social and economic development of children and young people in Community Centers, working to transform today’s youngsters into practitioners and multipliers of the universal fraternity.
WHAT WE DO
In Africa, we open and maintain shelters, where we offer food, hygiene care, pedagogical, cultural and vocational training. We support the elderly with food and housing construction. We are drilling artesian wells in African villages and, with the arrival of water, we started sustainable food cultivation, empowering young farmers and involving children in environmental education activities.
In Brazil, children diagnosed with a rare disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa receive special treatment and care at the NGO Garden of Butterflies in Caculé, Bahia. The disease that strikes the skin is severe, non-contagious and incurable, leaving wounds that are sensitive even to water. The Fraternity Without Borders-Canada (FWB-CA) has embraced this initiative to help maintain this work full of love and hope.
A calling from the heart
Fraternity Without Borders was founded after a calling from the heart. Wagner Moura, the founder, and president of FWB, was still a child when he found himself crying over the hunger in the world. That pain accompanied him through his youth and awakened in him the desire of helping those in need. As an adult, he began volunteering in unprivileged areas in his city. However, that was not enough for him, Wagner wanted to do more for humanity, so he decided to go to Africa.
From those early days until today, a series of fortunate events have been leaving the marks of fraternity and love in Africa, helping us build a better world.
FWB was brought to Canada in 2017 by the international relations director, Andrei Moreira, who visited the country and engaged fraternal hearts to the movement. The movement started with small initiatives to raise funds for the organization in Brazil.
On November 1st, 2019, FWB-CA was founded by a group of volunteers. Registered as a non-profit organization within Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. It is in process to become a registered charity organization.