Mission and Values
The mission of FEJ is to create sustainable communities in Haiti by offering opportunities for education, improved health and self-sustaining employment. At our primary school and crèche for orphaned children, we strive to be a model of excellence in childcare and educational services. FEJ programs also offer nutrition and healthcare, vocational training and agricultural development, literacy and clean water initiatives, among others. We believe in the power of people working together to build brighter futures and create lasting change.
Our vision is to promote a model of development where the children and families of Haiti thrive in a nurturing, unified, and safe environment, where learning and discovery bring self-actualization and opportunity.
Founder’s Story In 1985, Lucienne Duncan, a widow and resident of the Lamardelle area, wanted to reunite her community in the aftermath of multiple conflicts. In an effort to promote faith and moral values, she donated half an acre of land and built the Enfant Jesus Christian Church.
Continuing to fulfill her dream, the Enfant Jesus School was built. She began the school with 50 children and within a short time, she was providing school for over 300 children in the chapel and in her personal resident. She and her husband personally funded the school for over 17 years.
In 2000, she donated land to build a 14,000 square feet orphanage for abandoned children, Creche Enfant Jesus. In 2006 she then donated another half acre of land to build a new school compound offering an international standard of education and two meals a day for more than 500 children from the village. In 2009 she gave a piece of land to build the community clinic, and all the children and families have access to a quality health care.