Our History

Fransalian Agency for Social Care and Education (FAsCE India) is the social action initiative of the Missionaries of St Francis De Sales (MSFS) in North East India, now under Guwahati Province. The MSFS came to North East India in 1975 and began to take up missions in the remotest parts of the Region. Challenged by the sufferings of the poor and the marginalized, the MSFS began to engage in works that alleviate pain of the poor and assist them in time of need. The most vulnerable groups – children, youth and women – received the immediate attention. However, the work was carried out by the initiatives of individual confreres’, and most of it consisted in providing assistance to an urgent need of individual person or a family.

The dream of setting up a social service organization started to take a specific shape in 2005 when Fransalian Agency for Social Care and Education was registered as non-governmental organization on October 26, 2005 (Registration of Societies, Act XXI of 1860: NO. SR/FASCE-05/05 of 2005 under the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act, XII of 1983) with its registered office at MSFS Study House, Shillong and administrative office at MSFS Provincialate, Satgaon-Narengi, Guwahati, Assam.

FAsCE India, the social development wing of the MSFS Guwahati Province, has been working towards the social, economic and educational empowerment of individuals and communities, particularly the underprivileged and needy in the rural and urban, tribe and non-tribe conglomerations of the Northeastern States of India, through integral development and education. The target area of FAsCE India covers the seven sister states of Northeast India, comprising of the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.