we have a vision

As an educational organization for sustainable development, we support young people in developing countries regardless of their skin color, origin, gender and religion, to develop themselves in a characterized way and to find their way to economic independence. FACE is an international network of private, public, ecclesiastical and entrepreneurial supporters. The motivation for our work is drawn from our christian faith and the principle of charity.

Our guiding principles

To achieve this, FACE has formulated the following guidelines:
FACE 
is based on Christian values in all of its activities.
FACE is spreading the idea of “Help to self-help” and acquires new supporters.
FACE recognizes the interests and needs of the needy as the highest priority in all its projects.
FACE promotes the development of the locally active employees through seminars and personal coaching.
FACE invests in the identification of the employees with the association.
FACE is open and transparent in all of its activities.

Our approach

Our goal is to enable young people with limited access to education to be personally and economically on their own feet and to make a positive contribution to their society.

We strengthen people through long-term investment in their education and development, and encourage them in their talents. It is not enough to supply immediate needs. Rather, in the long term, we enable them to stand on their own feet instead of obtaining life-long dependency . To enable independent economies for the young people, we provide financial start-up resources. Young people should be equipped not only in the position to feed themselves and their Families , but also to develop into courageous role models, helpful neighbors, leaders and structured individuals.

We are committed to holistic education, which is used for the good of the entire community. Education is not a value in itself, but can be used for different purposes. Knowledge means not only development, but can be abused even at the expense of the community to manipulation and exploitation. To us, seeing poverty only as a material problem, which can be eliminated with the necessary Know-How, seems too transitory.

In addition to the professional education, we extend values such as charity and integrity in our projects. The responsibility pf man before his Creator and for the welfare of his fellow men leads to a life-affirming and helpful attitude. To realize his God-given dignity gives him inner strength and willingness to change. The values that we communicate, also determine our work within the association.

We work closely with our local staff. They know the questions that move their culture, understand  their dreams, the challenges, to find existing solutions. They know the needs of their neighbors and the potential that lies within them. And last, but not least, they speak the language- the linguistic and the cultural- of those we support.

We offer our local employees the space to use their potential for the benefit of young people, in designing projects and contributing their own ideas. At the same time, we stay connected to them in a close exchange, by supporting them with ideas, resources, and viable structures. We enable them to continually evolve in their field of expertise. We pay attention to a culturally sensitive interaction with our local partners.

We are convinced that education in particular is a key. That’s why we take part in school development in developing countries. With free basic education and advanced training, we permanently invest into the next generation. Through professional, practical training, we give them the necessary tools to economically stand on their own feet. We also support talented young people permanently or selectively, if they choose an academic career. Others, who are skilled in the trade sector, are financed with initial start-up capital, but always linked to courses and training. Our investment is always connected with the hope that it will draw circles, that those who are supported will spread and multiply.