Founded in 2003, the Community Service department was begun to help members of the community of Fort-Mercredi, Grand Ravine, Ti Bois and Decayette experience community transformation.
The Community Service department of STEP-UEBH exists to help facilitate the transformation of the spiritual, social, economic and environmental conditions of poor communities surrounding the STEP-UEBH campus.
Areas of Intervention
- Community Health
- Reduction of violence
- House Construction
- Over 2,700 community members can read and write properly in Creole as a result of our literacy program.
- Over 80 houses have been rebuilt.
- More than 120 families have received micro-lending to start their own businesses.
- Almost 10,000 have benefited from examinations or free medicines at our mobile clinic.
Values and Principles
The Community Service department is guided by five core values based on a biblical worldview:
- The transformation of men and women through the love of God (Matt. 22: 37-39).
- The submission to the Holy Spirit for a better use of technical expertise, financial resources and human resources in order to achieve an impact in the long term.
- The practice of servant-leadership that puts the needs of others first.
- Integrity in carrying out the activities performed by the Community Service.
- The spirit of teamwork to overcome obstacles and share successes.