The name Fig Tree is inspired by the parable in Luke 13:3-9. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are the gardeners responsible for the fig trees, watering and fertilizing the soil and pruning the branches to bring them to fruitfulness.

The aim is:

  • To provide encouragement, training and upgrading of Care Takers in the Caribbean to be better counsellors and life coaches through courses, workshops and conferences based on biblical doctrines and geared towards helping the Care Taker get a better understanding on how to help hurting persons they minister to.
  • To encourage international interns to partner with us as part of the program to facilitate, mentor, teach and do research.

Bettering Good Samaritans: Good Samaritans are all who are or want to be involved in caring for and helping others in the church such as pastors, church ministry leaders, youth leaders but also in secular functions such as care takers in the health care system and other lay care givers.

We are Christians with a biblical based belief system, however and we offer to better all who are interested.

Caroline van Romondt is a native from Curacao, born and raised. She obtained her BA in Christian Education and Youth ministries at Briercrest Bible School, and her MA in Christian Counselling from Providence Theological Seminary. She has been serving as a missionary with Global Outreach Missions Inc. here in Curacao since 1995.  She is a member of the Abundant Grace Church (Iglesia Grasia Abundante) led by Sr. Pastor Calvin Varlack. She has given numerous training courses and workshops in churches all over Curacao, Aruba and Holland.

Caroline is still the only official Christian counselor on the ABC islands and she felt the burden in seeing so many people who struggle in dealing with contemporary issues. Many Caregivers want to help the hurting and the lost, but they are not sufficiently equipped to do so. The financial burden to do so is a hindrance for many.  Fig Tree Training Institute is a vision God has laid on her heart. She envisioned the Institute as a way to bring training to the Caregivers on the islands through professionals in the area of Christian counselling and coaching and international interns in that field of study who will in turn gain a multi-cultural experience working alongside us in training and teaching. As a tree needs to be attended to (Luke 13) and the soil needs to be amended, we want to be that venue for others.

Our Mission:

Bettering Good Samaritans

Our Vision:

A community of Caregivers being attended to and nurtured through sound relevant biblical teachings so that they can in turn branch out and bring forth spiritual and emotional healing and restoration of the broken and lost.

We Believe:

  • We are followers of Jesus Christ
  • We have a Biblical based belief system
  • We are called to better others
  • We all need to be attended to and nurtured in order to grow and produce fruit.
  • This happens when we follow the biblical model for living in a caring community
  • Contemporary issues are solved through good understanding and application of scripture
  • The redemptive power of Jesus Christ secures lasting change and impact
Chairman: Caroline van Romondt, M.A. Counselor caroline.vanromondt@gmail.com
Secretary: Zjumira Wout, M.Sc. President of Abstinence Education Foundation zwout@hotmail.com
Treasurer: Nihayla Eugenio-Schoop, M.Sc. Accounting Specialist / Youth leader nihaylaeugenio@hotmail.com
Board member & Legal Advisor: Marilva Dall, Lawyer marilvad@yahoo.com
Biblical Advisor: Dr. Julius Wong Loi Sing, professor Moody Bible Institute, Chicago Illinois suv6000@gmail.com
Pastoral Care Advisors Ed and Luisette Kraal, M.A. Saved to Serve Foundation saved.serve@gmail.com




Our goal is to guide and train 10 Certified Life Coaches.  Below you can see options that we can offer. We are seeking funding for our students to participate in these courses. But there will be a cost attached to participate. If you are interested and believe you qualify, please contact us through our CONNECT page on this Website.

Light University – Grief and Loss Certification Program 101 – Introduction to Grief and Loss

Light University – Blended Families 2.0

The Parrott Institute for Healthy Relationships –  Certified Life Coach.

We are seeking sponsors/donations! Click here for more information.

– Be Strong in the Lord Conference –

Fig Tree Training Institute presents their 2nd Christian Counseling & Coaching Conference. The topic for this conference is “Be Strong in the Lord” based on Ephesians 6:10.

It will be held on June 7th & 8th 2019. There will also be a pre-conference on Thursday June 6 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. and Friday June 7 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 noon.

Conference speakers will be posted soon!

If you have any questions, you can call freely to +5999 564-3389 or email us at info@figtreetraining.org.



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Phone: (+5999) 564-3389

Email: info@figtreetraining.org

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Other relevant email addresses:

Caroline van Romondt – caroline.vanromondt@gmail.com
Zjumira Wout – zwout@hotmail.com
Nihayla Eugenio-Schoop – nihaylaeugenio@hotmail.com

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