Founded in 2003, the Community Service department was begun to help members of the community of Fort-Mercredi, Grand Ravine and Ti Wood Decayette improve their living conditions.
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
- Earthquake reconstruction
- Over 2,700 community members can read and write properly in Creole as a result of our literacy program.
- 26 houses have been rebuilt completely and eight more were restored.
- More than 120 families were benefited from micro-lending to start their own businesses.
- Almost 10,000 have benefited from examinations or free medicines by our mobile clinic from 2010 and 2014.
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.