Friends of Matenwa

Friends of Matènwa (FOM) is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes that are aimed at supporting programs that offer the Matènwa, Haiti community and, by extension, other communities of Haiti, opportunities to improve their education, social justice, community and cultural development, health and welfare.

Our mission is to be a democratic model of hands-on education that reflects the learning and growing possible in one’s local environment, using methodologies that have been tailored to local culture through experimentation, evaluation, and ongoing improvement. We seek to empower the local community in its ability to reflect and determine its own solutions, thus creating a healthy interdependent relationship when seeking financial