Fondacio’s journey began in Asia through the birth of the two communities in Philippines and Malaysia in 1981. The growth during the first decade was through the presence of French members of Fondacio who came to Asia as fulltime lay missionaries. The main orientation during the first decade was the transmission of the Spirituality of Fondacio and the formation of local leaders. Today, we are engaged in youth education and social development projects in Asia.
We have built Youth Leadership and Development Centers (YLDC) across Asia, particularly in the Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam. This is to create opportunities for out-of-school youth who are financially challenged and all those who have the thirst for formation to become competent workers and contributors to society through quality human development and skills training.
We envision the Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia (IFFAsia) as a Hub of formation, a network of Fondacio centers in the Asian region, co-creating with the young people and organizations to form Christian youth and people of other faith, giving them the opportunities to make a difference in the world and the Church by harnessing their spirituality and potential for the common good.
Our mission is to help people live in a more human world
Through these, the youth can become better servants, leaders, and members of a community who seek to share God’s love and blessings to other members of the community – to serve, lead, and love like Jesus.read more
“The Forum was conceived as a place of dialogue and exchange among Catholic Inspired NGOs in order to offer a strengthened Christian witness at the international level. It is at the service of the common good of humanity, the defense of human life and...read more
YLDC’s Across Asia attending the AYA/ATF 2019 70 participants from 13 countries together with 20 various resource speakers were present for the Asian Youth Academy and Asian Theology Forum (AYA/ATF) organized by Asian Lay Leaders (ALL) Forum. It was a 10-day forum...read more