Fundación Origen seeks to revise present educational and developmental models to propose alternatives for future generations. Their vision stems from environmental issues in a world where shortages of food, water, and financial crises have left humanity in a state of uncertainty. A synthesized version of the problems at hand, as Fundación Origen sees them, are as follows: “Contemporary society has left many people adrift from development, generating immense distances and frustrations. Prejudices, exclusion of minorities (which in reality are a majority), and a lack of compassion for human suffering tend to be the root of the different expressions of violence resulting particularly in socially vulnerable sectors of the world and that in turn affect all of mankind.”
Fundación Origen’s Garden patch
Presided by Mary Anne Müller, Fundación Origen believes that beyond relieving symptoms, the key is to stop the causes: “We see for example how funds have been assigned to fight crime instead of seeking effective ways of inclusion through appropriate and hopeful according to the reality of each human being. We repeatedly hear about the fight against poverty, against drugs, and against violence and crime, yet these initiatives rarely consider a person’s inner world and complex context, which go beyond what statistics can show. We know that we are living in the decisive moment to act and stop the damage we are producing in our environment, but our egos and greed lead us to always place the responsibility on the others. Despite having many good intentions, the sum of our actions often perpetuate the conditions that cause the suffering of all beings.”
For this reason, as active members of society, the members of this foundation are committed to take responsibility in participating and proposing new forms of coexistence that can uproot the causes of the imbalances of our society. They seek to develop projects from equable reflections, from the real desire to end the suffering of all without exception, from the commitment to work and propose concrete actions for changes to take place, relying on the potential of each being to achieve it.
Fundación Mar Adentro joins this vision by supporting the School of Arts and Crafts, an extension of the Agroecological School of Pirque, whose educational approach is sustainable coexistence between children and the environment.