Bringing systemic change to marginalized communities in Haiti, one person at a time

Jesus Youth Missions to Haiti Began

March 16, 2011

First group of Jesus Youth, led by Sunil Nadarajan, arrive in Haiti for a mission exploration in collaboration with Caritas In Veritate International, in an attempt to bring aid to internally displaced refugees living in Camp Corail in the city Croix-Des-Bouqets.

September 12, 2012

After the first few trips, the National Council of Jesus Youth of America propose the launch of an Outreach Child Support project in Haiti working with Fr. Isaia Birollo CS & Yamile Galvis Lopez, a full time missionary working with the Scalabrini Fathers, to provide the resources to educate 25 children from Camp Corail.

September 1, 2014

Through the efforts of Donna Pinheiro, Siju George and Jimmy Kavil, students from Camp Corail continued to receive financial support from well wishers in Jesus Youth.

August 16, 2016

Brian Mundackal is sent by Jesus Youth as a missionary for further study on the feasibility of a larger project for education in the Haitian situation.

Lumen Vitae Begins

June 1, 2017

Jesus Youth of America creates a subsidiary charitable organization tasked to bring dignity through education to the poorest in the world. Several Jesus Youth leaders come together to form the Board of Directors, appointing Bijo Thomas as the Board President and Brian Mundackal as the Executive Director.

June 1, 2017

With nearly 600 children in the program, growth in activities leads to the opening of the first professional school “The Learning Center” and Lumen Vitae Office.

November 1, 2020

Due to the effect of COVID-19 and rapid inflation of goods, over 2,450 people came together to participate in the first ever “Race For The Light”, which raised $260,000 to feed poor families in Haiti for an entire year.