Help keep kids in school & out of slavery.
As many as 250,000 children in Haiti - most of them girls - live in a modern form of slavery called restavèk.
Beyond Borders is working to end child slavery in 2 ways:
Our No Child a Slave campaign trains adults to protect and defend the rights of all children; AND our School Not Slavery campaign ensures rural kids most at-risk of being sent in to slavery go to school instead.
No Child a Slave
Training adults to know and act to protect the rights of children is key to keeping kids safe and out of slavery. Since 2010, Beyond Borders has trained more than 3,000 adults in Haiti to be Child Rights Activists. These activists form Child Protection Committees in their neighborhoods that work to:
- Stop Child Abuse & Exploitation
- Challenge Attitudes that Tolerate Child Slavery
- Act as a Safe Haven for Children who Run Away from Child Slavery
- Connect Children who Escape Slavery with Police & Child Protective Services
43 Child Protection Committees exist in rural and urban neighborhoods across Haiti, and 53 more will launch this year.
School Not Slavery
We also know that one of the best ways to keep kids out of slavery is to keep them in school. That's why we're overjoyed to report that:
- This school year we helped our partners in rural southeast Haiti launch 11 Accelerated Education classrooms that specialize in teaching kids who've missed school or have never been enrolled
- More than 160 kids are enrolled this year, most of whom were either at risk for being sent away into household slavery or were rescued from slavery by parents who now rejoice to have their children back home
- Last school year 146 previously unschooled children received an education thanks to School Not Slavery
We can do so much more to end child slavery with your help!
We can expand our No Child a Slave child rights training to new communities and we can keep more kids in school with our School Not Slavery campaign.
While we are deactivating this campaign page on the Global Giving website, our No Child a Slave and School Not Slavery campaigns continue. Please visit our website: www.beyondborders.net to learn more. Thank you for your support!