In France, the Haiti Présence Association was created in 1996. It is designed to inform and raise awareness in France of the realities in Haiti and to support the Holy Union Sisters and their Haitian partners. For almost 20 years, Haiti Présence has provided financial support to St. Michel de l'Attalaye School in the northwestern area of Haiti. They have provided assistance to the prison ministries in St. Marc and Port-au-Prince. Funds are also sent to the nutrition centre at St. Louis Marie de Montfort Parish in Port-au-Prince.
The group raises funds through donations, Christmas markets, the support of schools, sponsored events such as hiking, and more.
l'Institut de la Sainte-Union de Kain
Ensure that every morning, our students come with the desire to learn, this is our daily challenge.
Our facility is open to the world, wants to give meaning to learning so that each student can gradually build its identity as future adult and responsible citizen.
V. Dewasme, Director
Insistut la Sainte-Union - Dour
Our school stands in Dour, in Belgium, at only a minute away from the French border. The secondary school (1200 pupils) is now separated from the primary school (400 pupils), following an increase in population. The secondary school offers general, technical and vocational education. The first nuns arrived here in 1844.
The new logo (designed by some pupils) draws its inspiration from the values of the founder of Saint-Union, Jean-Baptiste Debrabant. The interlaced S and U represent the Saint-Union, but also our device all « United to serve », in the image of JBDB and the Sisters of the Saint-Union who worked for everyone’s welfare, but mainly for the poorest and the most destitute.
Our school wants to be open to the world, and develops an educational project to:
- Welcome everyone, child, young, adult, with what they are, what they can do, what they live, with their projects ;
- Educate together with you, families, and us, the Saint-Union institute, through the knowledge and the values we pass down in order to be open to the world with critical mind, judgment and respect ;
- Increase the standing of each child, young, adult in order to allow them to grow up, to develop their personality, to know themselves to give the best of themselves.
Enseignement Fondamental Libre, Tournai
This Holy Union school is located in the heart of the city of Tournai. It's values include respect, courtesy and self-confidence. The school has just about 180 students ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 12 years.
École Sainte Thérèse de Bergues
École Sainte Thérèse de Bergues is a Catholic school under contract with the state which welcomes children from kindergarten to CM2. We offer an environment where every child can thrive!
The Institution Sainte-Odile, under the supervision of the Sisters of the Holy Union, currently enrolls nearly 1,700 students from kindergarten (2 years) classes of terminal L, S, ES. The School implements of an educational activities which promote the success of all.
Institute of the Holy Union in Douai
Notre Dame School
St. Joseph School
St. Clotilde College
The Institute of the Holy Union of Douai is located at two sites:
- 71 rue de Beguinage 59500 Douai
- 372 Avenue Twickenham 59500
Bethsaide is an association whose purpose is the care and support for people with mental disabilities. It was established in 1982, the initiative of the Holy Union Sisters who became aware of the need to create a program for people of differing abilities and to support the parents who care for special needs children.
École & College Sacré Cœur
The values that we wish to develop are:
Respect for self and others
Effort and a desire for progress
The meaning of work
Solidarity with others
Generosity and Freedom
The Educational Community (Teachers, Children, Staff and Parents) engage in a reflective and constructive dialogue to promote these values.
Collège Notre Dame de Wormhout
This Catholic educational institution is located in the heartland of Houtland, Inner Flanders, at the junction of Hazebrouck, Dunkerque and St Omer. In this college on a human scale and family-oriented, the
teaching staff works hard for the development of every student:
educational development, cultural and human.
The educational project of the college is based on three axes:
- College, a place of learning and teaching
- College: a place to live
- College: a place of fulfillment