Fundación Mahatma Gandhi

Fundación Mahatma Gandhi (FMG) is a service-oriented community organization that seeks to better the quality of life of people in Las Terrenas, through education, health, technical and professional formation, the environment and the arts.

We are a service-oriented, not-for-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization, incorporated under the laws of the Dominican Republic.

We believe in the balanced and holistic development of people and the community, and in the innate potential of every community to generate the necessary resources for a sustainable and consistent growth.

We welcome all persons of good will regardless of nationality, ethnicity, skin color, age, sex, sexual orientation, language, disability, professional or socio-economic status, religious or political orientation, physical appearance, or educational level.

We seek to enrich the members of our community through activities aimed at the personal, professional, intellectual, social, educational and cultural development.

We are dedicated to transformative leadership, pursuing the best in people and organizations while struggling to remain authentic.  

We are, predominantly, a volunteer organization. We are a learning organization that hopes to grow.

We've chosen the name "Mahatma Gandhi" because of the principles and actions that he spoused in regards to self-empowerment, leadership, justice, equality and peace. 



The best way to introduce our volunteer program is as follows:  Ours is a partnership for peace and justice.  Volunteers come because they want to be do good work and to help better the quality of life of the people in this community (which is the Foundation's mission).  

We see volunteers as committed, self-starters, "free-agents" who already agree with what we attempt to do and want to support our efforts.  

We trust that volunteers will be mature enough to realize what's happening in their surroundings and will take upon themselves the responsibility of maintaining program standards and uphold the Foundation's values, particularly since we do not have the staff or resources to provide constant supervision or traditional program management.  

Where do you start?  After your individual or group orientation, you'll start at our activity center, the library, which is more than a collection of books.  You'll meet your audiences first hand, get exposed to local mores and conditions and get to meet other folks who, like you, are committed to service.  At the library you learn on your own and in community, you observe and reflect, you act and you decide.

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