Children
 Haiti
Project #25800

Schools Not Slavery for Rural Haitian Children

by Beyond Borders

Summary

Give the gift of freedom and education to girls and boys trapped in slavery. Your support helps families find and free children they've sent away, bring them home and enroll them in school and keeps so many more children from ever becoming enslaved in the first place.
$32,000.00
total goal
$20,904.00
remaining
78
donors
2
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

There just aren't enough schools in rural Haiti and those that do exist are often too expensive. Parents who can't afford to send their children to school often send them away to the city to live with a family they don't know in the hopes the family will send the child to school in exchange for a little housework. Instead these children are often enslaved, forced to work every waking hour and subject to abuse and humiliation. About 250,000 children are trapped in this form of modern-day slavery.

Solution

Your gift helps rural parents find and free their children from slavery; funds teacher training, textbook banks, tuition matching, and school gardens to strengthen local schools; provides adult literacy training, agricultural training and seed and tool banks in communities; and ensures that the most vulnerable families in the community get the help they need to begin earning a dignified living so they can keep their children at home and in school, safe and free.

Long-Term Impact

Children who would otherwise be trapped in slavery grow up at home, in communities where they are loved, protected and educated. Communities are equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to stop the flow of their children into slavery. Schools can deliver more affordable, higher quality instruction to students. Education programming prepares students to build better lives and stronger communities in which all people can live free from extreme poverty and exploitation.

Resources

http:/​/​www.beyondborders.net
Read the Fall 2016 Schools Not Slavery Newsletter
See Updates Direct from Haiti on our Facebook page

Organization Information

Beyond Borders

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.beyondborders.net
Project Leader:
David Diggs
Washington, DC United States

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