|©2012 Fundacion Mahatma Gandhi. Las Terrenas, Samaná Province, Dominican Republic.
Legalmente incorporada bajo las leyes de la República Dominicana (2012). RNC 430-125-997.
The library opened its doors the 25th of
february, 2006, with 500 books. Currently, at
8,000 holdings in five languages (Spanish,
English, French, German and Italian), in
addition to a computer lab donated by
KOICA, the Korean International Cooperation
in the world"
As an organization centered around key values, our
vision is supported by a number of social, cultural and
organizational principles. The most essential ones
appear as follows:
- Participatory: we act with the people, not for the
people, so that the beneficiaries are active agents and
not just recipients of our actions, transforming their own
environments and bettering their own destiny
- Egalitarian: we believe in equality among all human
beings, valuing the dignity that results from a shared
humanity, regardless of socio-economic classes,
ethnicities, skin colors, gender, educational levels,
nationalities, language, physical handicaps, ages or
sexual, political or religious orientations.
- Sustainable: we prefer sustainable interventions while
recognizing the difference between short and long-term
needs and that each deserves specialized attention.
- Reflexive: there's a need to pause, to try to see
beyond what's obvious or sensorial, to discover the
roots of causes and events, thereby becoming better
able to transform our contexts and ourselves.
- Creative: we believe in multiple intelligences, in the
adequate balance of cognitive, affective and socio-
motor skills; recognizing that men and women, minors
and adolescents, literate and illiterate people, artists
and technicians, possess key components of the
needed knowledge; and that, in order to achieve our
goals, it is necessary to look out for many ideas, to
attempt many times and to experiment with a variety of
- Authentic: people go first and working with people
requires honesty, integrity and sincerity.
- Continuous learning: we promise to regenerate
ourselves daily, growing each day in our knowledge of
the reality that surrounds us and responding with
intelligence to constant and permanent changes.
Marta, a psychologist with ACES North America,
doing a talk on family issues during the health
operative for women at the public hospital.