We are a group of people who believe that we are still on time to transform the world. We grabbed our mind, heart and will and got down to work to build a less unequal, more inclusive and just society
When you hear the word "education", you probably think of school, a college, institutionalized and structured learning, to teach everyone the same knowledge, in the same ways. The FEM acronym challenges all of this, since we consider ourselves activists for a multidimensional transformation, from a process that is built with an educational perspective, which has nothing to do with classrooms as closed scenarios, rather, from a process of co-investigation, action and of community incidence, with a democratic conscience and inclusive with the communities and their capacity to demand rights and transform their social environment. The concept of FEM, Foundation for Multidimensional Education, refers to the learning-teaching process in the community, working hand in hand with the communities in their social development processes, understanding that there are things to learn that lead us to collaborate, and that there are things to teach from the territorial wisdom that indicates the bases of how the dignifying process of our habitats is guided.
Our mission at FEM is to strengthen community development actions for ethnic populations in conditions of vulnerability through the demand and defense of their individual and collective human rights, the management of sustainability guarantees, and the preservation and promotion of their culture.
FEM's vision is to contribute to the consolidation of fairer and more equitable societies, reducing inequality conditions, valuing diversity and embracing multiculturalism.
The values of FEM, the ethical principles on which the culture of our foundation is based and allow us to create our behavior guidelines are the following:
Diversity because we want to contribute to society based on a non-invasive model that respects and appreciates differences and aims to extract the maximum potential from it to promote sustainable development. FEM believes in diversity and loves it. You just have to look at their team: an amalgamation of nationalities, colors, experiences, social contexts, personalities and knowledge. We believe that only in this way can we achieve that holistic vision that turns out to be so essential for the construction of a more just, inclusive and developed world.
Responsibility because we are aware of the significance and delicacy of our work and its results both in the lives of the people who live in the communities in which we operate and in the future and evolution of our society. Therefore, we try to offer the best quality in our actions and services, staying at all times within the parameters of sustainability and respect, and carefully examining the effects of our actions.
Communication because we are aware of the great potential of fluid and transparent information management as a guarantor of the well-being and adequate internal functioning of the organization, as well as as an instrument of dissemination, education and lever of change towards a more just and sustainable world.
Enthusiasm because it is precisely the enthusiasm and love for the cause for which we fight that is the engine that moves and launches FEM towards new challenges and what keeps its spirit of struggle and improvement alive even in the most rugged terrain.
Innov-action because FEM is a hotbed of challenges and creative ideas that merge and become conceivable projects that have the potential to change the world.
Transparency because we have 0 tolerance for corruption and we promote a culture of legality in all our actions. Here you can find all our official documents and our finances.
We are dedicated to informing, empowering and bringing qualified technical capacity to the Afro and indigenous communities of Cartagena, the Caribbean and Colombia as a country, so that they, who live immersed in a severe context of inequality, poverty and exclusion and who, in addition, face strong threats from climate change and the pollution of their natural ecosystems, can promote their own development in a sustainable way through the exercise of more solid territorial ownership and taking advantage of the means that their culture offers them, thus managing to reduce inequality that hits them so hard.