FXB India Suraksha (FXBIS) is an Indian non-governmental, non-profit organization providing development assistance to marginalized children, women, and communities in rural and urban India. FXBIS was registered in 2007 as a Section 8 company under companies Act, 2013 with an objective of assisting people to lead a life of dignity by creating safe, healthy and productive environment.
We, at FXBIS, believe in creating shared investment narratives with communities, Government and Non-government agencies for community-led human development. The organization values the replication of successful programmes while ensuring the sustainability of the achievements across the States to increase the scale of its effective reach to the needy women and children. We co-create development programmes with communities to best suit to their needs.
FXBIS’ areas of intervention have expanded over the years from its original focus on working with families affected by HIV/AIDS to a community-based, multi-sectoral programme approach along its four ‘Domains for Change' namely Access to Quality Education, Poverty and Livelihood, Improved Health Status, and Child Rights and Protection. Today FXBIS works in different pockets across 13 States and Union Territories across India.
Vision: FXBIS sees an India in which children and communities lead self-reliant and empowered lives.
Mission: FXBIS shall enable 5 million families to lead a life of dignity over the next ten years.
Improved Health Status
Improve access to quality health services,drinking water and sanitation facilities for the communities.
Improve living standards and economic self- sufficiency of families through skill training and livelihood opportunities
Access to Quality Education
Improve access to quality education for children and youth through financial and tutorial support.
Protection and Safety
Preventing and reducing child abuse, gender- based violence, human trafficking and stigma and discrimination through proactive and reactive mechanism
The story of FXB started in 1986, when Albina du Boisrouvray’s only son François-Xavier, a rescue pilot, was killed in a tragic helicopter accident when he was just 24. This life-changing loss prompted Albina to walk away from a successful career as a film producer and dedicate her life to champion the cause of the millions of vulnerable women and children left in the wake of the devastating AIDS pandemic. In 1989, Albina gave away most of what she had to found the FXB Foundation and FXB International in honor of François-Xavier to perpetuate the values of generosity and compassion that had guided his life, and to keep his mission alive by also seeking to rescue people – some of the poorest on the earth. In a special April 2003 issue on "Heroes", Time Magazine described Albina du Boisrouvray as an "alchemist" who turned private pain and personal wealth into loving care for vulnerable children and the estimated 100 million AIDS orphans expected in this decade. Over the past decades, the FXB Foundation and FXB International have always remained dedicated to rescuing people. FXB leads 87 programs in 18 countries (Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the United States) and has a staff of close to 600. The inextricable link between Health and Human Rights is at the core of its global strategy to fight AIDS, poverty and to rescue orphans and vulnerable children.
In 1992, Albina du Boisrouvray established the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. In 1993, the University of Michigan conferred on her a “Doctor of Humane Letters Degree”. She was made a “John Harvard Fellow” by Harvard University in 1996, and in 2001, Harvard students presented her with the “Harvard Project for International Health and Development Award”. She received a Special Recognition Award for “Responding to the HIV/AIDS Orphan crisis” at the second conference on Global Strategies for the prevention of HIV transmission from mothers to infants in Montreal, in September 1999. In 2001, Albina du Boisrouvray was made “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” by the French government for her pioneering work in home palliative care projects. Because of the innovative cost-effective projects that she formulated and directed in AFXB, she was selected a member of the Social Entrepreneurs Group of the Schwab Foundation.
Our “BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL” 2028!
B-H-A-G is an audacious vision to see 5 million families lead a life of dignity with FXBIS’ support. Emerging from a workshop conducted in mid-2017 in Delhi-NCR, the entire workforce of the organisation was invited to participate and share their inputs for setting the mission and vision, post ten-year completion of FXBIS. Our CEO, Mamta Borgoyary shared the ten-year journey. Bullzi (workshop facilitators) shared the results of the organisation survey conducted earlier with 44 core team members. At the workshop, participants were made to imagine FXBIS as a tree; they had to share which part of the tree they saw themselves and which part they would like to see themselves 10 years from now in 2028.
Through case studies, participants discovered the underlying core principles/ values/ beliefs that define the FXBIS way! We also agreed to certain norms that would help live the organization values on a consistent basis.
Commitment to our cause: We are passionate about people helping themselves lead dignified lives. We show resilience by staying focused on this cause despite difficulties.
Dignity for self and others: We treat each other with respect, equity and empathy within and outside FXB. We believe in choice not charity; ownership not dependence.
Accountability: We are responsible and accountable for our own acts and commitments to colleagues, stakeholders and communities.
Colleagueship: In FXB, we are all co-travellers on this shared journey. We work together towards common goals that strengthen FXB as an organisation. We celebrate everyone’s personal and professional growth.
Our Core Programme Components are:
- Nurturing healthy lives:Health & Nutrition
- Enduring Solutions:Education
- Action against HIV:HIV Prevention and awareness
- Strenthening Livelihoods:Income Generation & Savings
- Securing clean environment:Water,Sanitation & Environment
- Building self esteem:Psychosocial Support