The St. Luc Foundation is a Haitian, nonprofit, Catholic foundation dedicated to education, healthcare, community development, agricultural investment and emergency relief programs, whose activities impact up to 90.000 people a year. Founded by Father Rick Frechette CP, an American priest and physician, and developed and expanded under the leadership of Jean Nebez Augustin, the foundation is the fruit of more than 26 years of experience of working in Haiti.
Special emphasis is placed on working with young Haitians, many of them raised in the orphanages of Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs, sharing with them a vision of the development of Haiti based on hard work, integrity, Christian values, and the insights elicited from the young Haitians themselves. The programs of the Saint Luc Foundation employ over 1,000 people.
Starting from schools carry out projects that go beyond their walls to reach the most marginalized and needy families of the community.
The objective of the project is to start building a real village for the community where for everybody there is the possibility to live a decent life.
The first action of the project is to transform the schools built with EDU in a real center of encounter for the community, a place where there is electricity, drinking water, internet connection.
The second action concerns the possibility for all the families of the students to have light through the distribution of solar energy lamps that allow both to be able to study after sunset, and to lengthen the hours of family life.
The third activity concerns the implementation, in the three areas, of the agricultural activity, in order to make it become a source of livelihood for the community.
With the last action we will try to give decent housing to the families of the students most in need of the community, through interventions of construction or renovation of the houses.
- empower each community for their own development and their own well being
- make schools a real reference point for the entire community, a sort of square where to meet and have essential services.
- bring water and electricity to the three communities
- begin a process of economic development of the areas
- give a decent roof to the poorest people
Direct and non direct beneficiaries
|Number of inhabitants of the community||329,031|
|Number of families directly involved||800|
- Abricot is a villlage located at 2 hours drive from Jeremie, about 9 from the capital. To reach these places is very difficult for the total lack of infrastructures and roads. The main livelihood of the families who live there are agriculture and fishing. These activities are carried out randomly and do not provide appropriate quantities for sustenance.
- Kenscoff, is situated in a mountain area at about 2 hours drive from Port au Prince. Also here the few economic activities such as agriculture are carried out at a family level and intended for mere sustenance.
- Croix du Bouquet is the artists’ quarter of the city of Port au Prince. In this neighborhood many families are engaged in the production of items called “Fer Forgé” (wrought iron) which they get from recycling diesel oil barrels.
Thanks to the project 3.COM the schools and communities will benefit of:
- wells and/or water tanks and filtration systems capable of providing drinking water to 10.000 people a day
- solar panels for the production of electric power and of light during the night to consolidate the school as a safe center of the community
- 2 solar lights for the 800 families of the students to grant the possibility of learning at home during the hours of darkness
- 2 supplies of fertilizer and dung to the families and the improvement through training of their ability to grow with the aim to increase their income and resources.
- Emergency grant of $ 500 for each family of the students for the renovation of their houses and to allow them a more dignified life
- Computer labs with internet connection.