What is FUCAI?


We are an NGO with more than 30 years of experience working with indigenous peoples. We were born in 1991, when a group of 7 professionals with academic experience and direct work in education and social development of marginal indigenous, peasant and urban marginal communities, observed the precariousness of state efforts, the progressive awareness of communities around the consolidation of their own, relevant and quality education, and the few civil organizations that made an effective presence in communities far from urban centers.

At the suggestion of the local actors, a more flexible and autonomous space was sought from which to continue supporting the ongoing processes, which demanded a broader horizon and an organization that would promote individual contributions. FUCAI then emerges as a search for a common space in which to configure and make possible a collective life project, whose raw material was the full realization of the people who came together.