Project Manager Fondation St. Luc, US
My name is Jaebets Jn Gilles and I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on December 24, 1982. I was born into a poor family of twelve children. Thanks to my mother, may she rest in peace, a courageous and brave woman and who made many sacrifices for her children, I am where I am today. I am the director of the St. Luke Foundation’s first Vocational school in Haiti where we provide education to more than 350 students in Nursing, Telecommunications, Electricity and Plumbing and in the near future, Teacher Certification program. I am also the Manager of Information and the Community Development projects of the St. Luke Foundation. I have been tremendously blessed to have finished my university studies and have earned degrees in Theology, Law and Community Development. Now, I am married to a wonderful woman who is as passionate as I am about Community Development, Rebecca my partner for life.
My passion is philanthropy, human rights, spiritual endeavors and the involvement of Haitian youth in the socio-economic development of our nation.
One third of the population of Haiti does not have access to water, and worse, clean drinking water, Port-au-Prince’s population (which includes most of the people whom we serve) has 60% of people suffering from the lack of clean water with an even higher percentage without access to clean drinking water. Also education is one of the prominent sectors for the socio-economic development of a country. It guarantees the viability of dignified living conditions. Presently, Haiti has 85% illiteracy with many children unable to receive an education due to poverty. Education has been quite costly in Haiti.