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Haïtï, a new presence after the hurricane

As from October 2016 the religious order "Compañía de Maria" manage and cooperate in the school Fe y Alegria "San Ignacio de Loyola" in Bedou, near the city of Ouanaminthe, in the north east of the country, a few kilometres from the Dominican Republic

This school, founded in 2006, caters for Pre-school aged 3 to 6, Basic education 6 to 12 years and will see the start of Secondary level education.

At the present time there are a total of 405 students. 


Una nueva presencia en Haití from LestonnacODN on Vimeo.



Piece by Jean-Yves FERNAND, a young Haitian Jesuit. For him, Haiti is “like that beautiful black woman, adorned with jewels but sad and sorrowful…”

A country where women are the most vulnerable and the most disregarded.





We are going back to a place that we had to leave over 200 years ago

Haiti was the first country in America, under the missionary momentum of French nuns, that the Company came to in 1733. 

We stayed, working in education among the poor, until the revolution in 1793 when the majority of the nuns died when their convent was burned.  

The new community is made up of five nuns: one French, three African and one Mexican


Action 1 of the project

Action 2 of the project

Action 3 of the project

Action 4 of the project