(from left) Peter Dierl, Francesco Mastrorosa (Project Manager FMSI), Rita Melzl, Maria Rita Pala (Project Manager FMSI), Brother Andreas Krupp.
As in previous years, our association received a visit from the Fondazione Marista Solidarieta Internationale (FMSI) from Rome, the central coordinating body for Marist support projects around the world. This time our association was able to welcome the project managers Francesco Mastrorosa and Maria Rita Pala.
Francesco Mastrorosa, directly responsible for the coordination of the worldwide Marist projects to be supported by our association, thanked for the good and long-standing cooperation. In total, more than €172,000 could be given to Marist social projects through the FMSI in 2022.
The aim of the meeting was to deepen and develop the cooperation and to evaluate the joint projects. One of the tasks of the FMSI is to coordinate and document the allocation of funds from various aid organisations. In this way, it will be possible to use donations in an even more targeted way and to react more quickly in acute situations. New projects for our association were also discussed, as well as further help for the Fratelli project in Lebanon, which currently plans to expand school attendance from about 600 to 1,000 refugee children per year.
The cooperation with the Roman central office is of great importance for our association in order to ensure a quick, particularly effective, transparent and cost-neutral use of the donations. The meeting ended with a visit to MISSIO in Munich.