Haitian parents are no different from parents elsewhere. They love their children and want them to grow up at home.
Right now you can help make this a reality.
If we can raise $20,000 by Oct. 15, a generous supporter will match every dollar!
Videography: Joe Molieri, Producers: Kelli Boyd & Luke Lindhjem
Beyond Borders is working to build a social movement to end child slavery in Haiti. Each year, tens of thousands of rural Haitian parents send their children to the city with the hopes that a distant family will put them in school. In reality, about half of them become trapped in a form of modern slavery called restavèk.
More than a quarter million Haitian children are living this nightmare,
working every waking hour without time to rest, play, or form
friendships. Many experience chronic abuse, neglect, and humiliation.
As part of our strategy we equip rural schools to identify and provide accelerated education for older unschooled children who are at greatest risk for being sent away.
The #SchoolsNotSlavery campaign provides funds to equip schools and train teachers in this approach that not only prevents parents from sending their children into slavery but leads many to go and rescue children they have already sent away.
Children become students rather than slaves, growing up with the liberating power of education.
Contact us to learn how you can share this campaign using social media!
Where We Work: Our Accelerated Education Classrooms
View Beyond Borders' Accelerated Education Program in a larger map