WHO WE ARE
Fraternity Without Borders (FWB-CA) is a non-profit 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 relief suffering build a peaceful world.
To experience and encourage the practice of fraternity, without ethnical, geographical or religious constraint, giving assistance primarily to children and young people in situation of vulnerability or social risk.
To be nationally and 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 our projects, working to transform today's youngsters into practitioners and multipliers of the universal fraternity.
Because Fraternity is one of our values, you can expect to be treated with respect and acceptance by the FWB.
Because Purpose Loyalty is one of our values, we continually strive to set an example in the practice of our values.
Self-Reliance & Self-Esteem Promotion
Because Self-Reliance & Self-Esteem promotion is one of our values, we respect and consider its different cultural and religious aspects.
Because Spirituality is one of our values, we respect the spiritual convictions of others, always seeking harmonious coexistence.
Sustainable is one of our values, we fulfill our attributions and responsibilities with dedication and excellence.
WHAT WE DO
Working with people from Canada, uniting our hearts into one goal, we share fraternal love. Our volunteers dedicate their time to spread the word and engage the Canadian community into the 3 projects we are currently focusing.
In Madagascar, Fraternity Without Borders Canada is committed to the EFOTAKE community, which is a village located 108 kilometers north of Ambovombe, through the Madagascar project. Our goal with this project is to provide food for approximately 170 children in this community.
In Malawi, we are engaging with the Ubuntu Choir, which is part of the project Ubuntu Nation, located next to the Dzaleka Refugee Camp. Fraternity Without Borders Canada is working with the project conductress, Raissa, a refugee from Congo, to enhance the Ubuntu Choir. The Ubuntu Choir was created with the intention to musically stimulate the refugees with singing and playing an instrument, increasing their wellbeing, sense of purpose and strengthening their mental health.
In Brazil, children diagnosed with a rare disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa receive special treatment and care from the "Jardim das Borboletas" project located in Caculé, Bahia. This disease, which strikes the skin, is severe, non-contagious and incurable, where even a light friction on the skin can leave wounds equivalent to a third-degree burn. The Fraternity Without Borders-Canada (FWB-CA) participates by providing a much-needed special silicone dressing to treat their wounds and consequently help to relief their pain through the Garden of Butterflies project.
Brazil - the origins
Fraternity Without Borders was originally founded in Brazil back in 2009 by Wagner Moura. He 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, as series of fortunate events have been leaving the marks of fraternity and love in Africa and Brazil, helping the Fraternity Without Borders build a better world.
Fraternity Without Borders was introduced to a group of people in Canada in 2017 by the international relations director, Andrei Moreira, who was visiting the country at that time.
In November of 2019, Fraternity Without Borders - Canada was officially created by a group of volunteers and then started its activities in Canada. Registered as a non-profit organization within the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, FWB Canada is in the process to become a registered charity organization.
Fraternity Without Borders Canada supports 3 projects: Madagascar Action, Ubuntu Nation and Garden of Butterflies.
OUR TEAM IN CANADA
Board of Directors
Thanks to many willing hearts our movement of love has increased a little more every day. We are a family formed by volunteers united by the same purpose: a world without hunger and with more love.
"It is through small things that a village is established.”
- Ghanaian proverb