FXB International – Association Francois Xavier Bagnoud

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Every 15 seconds a child loses a mother or father to AIDS: The mission of FXB is to fight poverty and AIDS, and support the world’s orphans and vulnerable children left in the wake of the pandemic by advocating for their needs and basic rights and providing direct support to families and communities that care for them.
Investing in Families. Saving Children: For 20 years, FXB has worked with the conviction that the best solution for helping these children is to strengthen the social and economic capacities of their families and communities.  When empowered with the right tools and resources, caregivers are able to protect, care for, and raise the orphans and vulnerable children in their extended families and community … (full text Mission).

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About /History: FXB carries the name of François-Xavier Bagnoud, a helicopter pilot specialized in rescue operations, which were his passion and his commitment. He lost his life at the age of 24 during a helicopter mission in Mali … (full text History). 

Francois Xavier Bagnoud:

The Association carries the name of François-Xavier Bagnoud, a helicopter pilot specialized in rescue operations, who dedicated his life to providing assistance to others.

By the end of his secondary studies, he was already a licensed and experienced pilot. An aeronautics enthusiast, he entered the Department of Aerospace Studies of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1979. After excelling in his studies, he obtained his engineering degree and published a reference manual: “Theory of the Helicopter for Private Pilots”.

His passion for flying was such that he became the youngest professional Instrument Flight Related (IFR) airplane and helicopter pilot in Europe at age 23. This same ardor, combined with and extreme generosity, led him to join his father’s company, Air Glaciers, in Sion, Switzerland. Within three years, he carried out some 300 rescue flights in the Alps, and in the deserts of Africa.

He lost his life in 1986 at the age of 24 years, during a helicopter-borne mission in Mali. In 1989, his mother Albina du Boisrouvray, his family and their friends founded the Association François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) in order to pursue, in the field of development, the rescue missions that he led and perpetuate the values of generosity and compassion that guided his life, focusing on AIDS orphans and vulnerable children.

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