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The FMB was founded in 1988 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization by a group of people from different sectors of society. We work on a balanced, equitable and inclusive development model, therefore, we seek a comprehensive approach based on the people themselves. that inhabits the territory where we work and we become articulators of various initiatives with the public sector, the private sector and civil society for the search for solutions and innovative approaches to the complex socio-environmental problems that we face as a society.
Sustainable development through nature conservation, social responsibility and the participation of the local population are the basic principles of the work of the FMB.
It has a Board of Directors of the FMB is made up of 12 members of civil society and is the highest authority of the FMB. Four members of the board of directors rotate every two years, elected at an ordinary general assembly. There is a president of the board who develops and coordinates the actions along with an executive director.

A central vision of the Foundation is to work in an innovative way for sustainable development through the protection of nature, with social responsibility and the participation of the population. All WBF projects take into account equally their different target groups and both indigenous and farming communities are always invited to participate in the measures.

To promote sustainable development in the different neighboring communities, the WBF has accumulated resources and technical and institutional knowledge. This forms a valuable foundation for their work and is divided into four areas: Wildlife Sanctuaries, Rural Development, Community Education and Awareness, and Conservation Research and Private Initiatives. Each of these areas, which are constantly being expanded and improved, contributes to improving the quality of life of the local population by reinforcing social, economic and ecological factors.

The Mbaracayu Educational Center (CEM) is a boarding school that has existed for more than 10 years and was created for young rural and indigenous women between the ages of 15 and 18 from different rural communities of the Mbaracayu Forest Nature Reserve (RBBM), Department of Canindeyu. The educational center focuses on offering quality education based on the learning-by-doing model and currently houses 150 students who have been studying the environmental baccalaureate there for three years.

By targeting women exclusively, the aim is to promote equality and eliminate the disadvantage of rural women in access to education. According to the country's guidelines and recommendations, affirmative action is applied because young women in rural areas have few opportunities to attend secondary school.

At CEM, students receive training that allows them to succeed and acquire the necessary skills to develop their communities as part of their commitment to the environment and conservation. The institution welcomes young people from the Mbaracayu Jungle Biosphere Reserve region, which is characterized by its multiculturalism: Paraguayan women, daughters of Brazilians settled in the region, Ache and Guarani indigenous people, and other foreigners. The CEM aims to provide these young people with a quality secondary education to increase their chances in the labor market and thus improve their quality of life and that of their families.


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