Our organization seeks to create
environments for transformation. The
volunteer teaching flute or drawing, soccer
or business, tutoring in English or math,
helps create a magic space. In a
community with limited opportunities for
personal growth, these magic spaces help
plant the seed of hope for a more
wholesome, fruitful, creative, just and
peaceful future. Change starts in the
magic space of the heart, the birthplace of
peace and justice.
|©2012 Fundacion Mahatma Gandhi. Las Terrenas, Samaná Province, Dominican Republic.
Legalmente incorporada bajo las leyes de la República Dominicana (2012). RNC 430-125-997.
Who Are We?
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
"Be the change
you wish to see
in the world"
Photos of volunteers here.
SERVICE IN COMMUNITY
More than 600 volunteers from 35 countries since
we started in 2006. You can be the next volunteer!!
Above, a children's group during summer
camp; below, the formation of a
micro-lending women's group.
Cheryl facilitates a critical thinking reading group at the old library.