Number of Envoys: 8
Communities served: 29 - Plus 6 project communities, impacting approximately 750 Core Members

What it is

L’Arche International provides an experienced “Envoy” to support communities in living their identity and fulfilling their mission in their local context and culture. 
  • Accompany local Community Leaders, Boards, and Assistants. 
  • Ensure the local community offers a high quality of care for persons with intellectual disabilities. 
  • Support and encourage fundraising plans at both national and local levels.
  • Help the local community in their communication initiatives to increase visibility of L’Arche in their country. 

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"Our Envoy is a great support for me and for the community. He provides guidance, stimulation, and connects us to the great family of L’Arche.” - Ghada Touma, L’Arche in Syria

Why it is needed

  • When a community is pioneering L’Arche’s values in its country and/or is operating in a low-income context, experience shows they will need knowledgeable and reliable support from L’Arche International, in order to be successful over the long term. 

Why it is unique

  • Envoys provide a long-term investment into the leadership capacity of L’Arche communities that are operating in some of the most difficult contexts around the world, thus building stronger, healthier and more sustainable L’Arche communities. 

Funding needs

  • Salaries of Envoys.
  • Travel expenses of Envoys to visit communities. 

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