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Action for human dignity


Right to Quality Education, Peace and Livelihood

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Action for human dignity


Right to Quality Education, Peace and Livelihood

 

A Leader in humanitarian aid and international development 

Finn Church Aid Americas, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) established in December of 2014. Its role is to support and promote Finn Church Aid (FCA) Foundation's work. FCA is one of the largest development cooperation and humanitarian assistance NGOs in Finland. They deliver development and humanitarian aid to 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Caribbean and have more than 70 years of experience in conflict and fragile states.    

 
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What we believe


 

 

What we believe


 

 

FCA Americas believes in the intrinsic human dignity and equal value of every human being, and is committed to a rights-based approach. This means that the promotion of equal human rights for all is the main objective of all our - and our partners' - work. 

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We support the Right to


We support the Right to


FCA Americas supports local communities in three priority areas: right to livelihood, right to quality education, and right to peace. 

PEACE

The best way to achieve positive development and stability is through increased community ownership. Through FCA, we:

  • Facilitate dialogue between right holders and duty bearers.
  • Promote the role of women and traditional and religious leaders in peace processes.
  • Facilitate peace and reconciliation processes training and enables communities in conflict prevention.
  • Engage with international level processes for global impact, and links them to work on the local level.
  • Develop methodologies and guidance supporting consensus-building among UN Member States regarding the Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace.

EDUCATION

Quality education is both a right in itself, and a means of realizing other human rights. Through FCA, we:

  • Advocate for the right to quality education both locally and internationally.
  • Provide safe and environmentally friendly learning environment and quality education in formal and non-formal settings.
  • Provide vocational education especially for women and young people.
  • Secure education for children and young people in fragile environments.
  • Strengthen the quality of education (Teachers without Borders Initiative).
  • Develop Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) curriculum.

 

LIVeLIHOOD

Livelihood fosters community participation, inclusion and socio-economic empowerment.  Through FCA, we:

  • Develop the capacities and opportunities for viable, profitable enterprise and decent employment for poor women and youth.
  • Assist women in expanding their income generating activities into market-oriented small businesses, securing their access to finance, business development services and appropriate technologies. 
  • Ensure secure and sustainable livelihoods are stabilizing factors in a society and help promote peace.
  • Ensure vocational training graduates have a smooth transition from school to work and to active citizenship.

All actions are guided by international human rights standards and principles such as equality and non-discrimination, participation and accountability.