The Queensland Foundation for Children, Health and Education (FONQES) founded on 8 March 2003 by Jean-Claude Dorsainvil, after the opening of Queensland University (UQ): www.uqstegnetwork.org in November 1996 by Jean-Claude Dorsainvil, and the opening of the primary and secondary school of the Institution Mixte Queensland (IMQ) during the month of October 1999. Created in 2003 by Jean-Claude Dorsainvil, the Queensland Foundation for Children , Health and Education (QFCHE) , is a Christian Non-Profit Humanitarian Organization whose main objectives are to work to improve the living conditions of the Haitian communities and to promote, higher education and scientific research, education Children and youth, health and education, civic education, culture and education, credit to education, microfinance, environmental protection, Health and Biodiversity, Health and Education, Health and the Environment, Human Rights, fight against Corruption, Population and Development, Promotion of entrepreneurship and development of small and medium-sized enterprises, Local Governance and Democracy, empowerment of women And youth, Family Planning, and to promote the economic, social and cultural development of Haiti through the practice of the philosophy of solidarity, exchange and cooperation between Haiti and other countries of the north and south interested in to the development of Haiti.
Queensland Foundation for Children, Health and Education (QFCHE) transforms the rural and urban areas country’s most impoverished kids into tomorrow’s Leaders, by delivering Higher Education and Research, education, civic education, Local Governance, Health and Nutrition, family planning, family support and community development programs into the heart of Haiti’ s most impoverished communities. << The only way to provide lasting, generational change, is to ensure that whole families are lifted from poverty. Queensland Foundation for Children, Health and Education (QFCHE) provides not only for the health and wellbeing of Children, but their families and community about the rural and urban areas of Haiti >>.
The three guiding pillars of QFCHE are Higher Education and Research, Education and Leadership. The Education Programs is the driving force behind QFCHE’s operations, providing a pathway out of poverty for students and their families. The leadership program ensures that students graduate with a strong sense of social justice and a commitment to making a better future not just to themselves, but for their community and their country. We learn early on that transforming the lives of impoverished children through education is not as simple as opening frees schools in Haiti. We needed to do more-we needed to address the issues and dysfunction that kept the children away from the classroom in Haiti is not easy. It’s only by addressing these barriers to education that we could achieve our goals of taking impoverished children and giving them, dignified life in a hard country like Haiti. Through interconnected programs, Queensland Foundation for Children, Health and Education works with families to build plans for escaping debt, educating their children and developing job skills for parents and older children. Queensland Foundation for Children, Health and Education works at the grassroots, community level to develop integrated yet simple solutions to the complex issues of poverty in the rural and urban areas of Haiti.
The Advisory Council of the Queensland Foundation for Children, Health and Education (FONQES) is made up of members of the High Council of Queensland University (UQ) and friends of the Queensland Foundation for Children, Health And Education, many of whom lend their services free of charge to the Board of Directors alongside the members of the Board of Directors or the commissions of the foundation. Advisory Board members contribute to the success of economic and social development activities on an ad hoc basis in their area of expertise. These include the various personalities on the Foundation's advisory board:
The Queensland Foundation for Children, Health and Education (FONQES) is based on four core values:
1) Childhood and old age
4) Cooperation and exchange
Education is an essential part of any program aimed at improving the living conditions of the communities. Because we believe in the urgent need for training and promotion and the participation of the citizen in the integral development of Haiti.
Health is still a very important area of development, in Haiti in this 21st century we see peasant women in full belt carrying on a wooden door stick to be able to arrive on a dirt road with vehicles capable of transporting a pregnant woman in a health center or a medical clinic for her delivery. The majority of these farmers’ women die in the end.
Cooperation and exchange which is the surest tool of a community or a society to understand and join forces in a climate of peace and prosperity to build a community together and then promote economic and social growth.