As our nation marks the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we wanted to reflect on what the dream looks like in Haiti.
To be sure, the dream that Dr. King articulated with such urgency and determination is closer than ever before to being realized.
But much remains to be done to bring Dr. King’s dream to every nation and all people.
With your support, we at Beyond Borders are doing everything we can to end child slavery in Haiti, and advance Dr. King’s dream of a world in which “justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
This past school year, more than 160 kids who were either at risk of falling into slavery or whose parents rescued them from slavery got an education because of our Schools Not Slavery program.
In the last 12 months alone we’ve trained 725 Child Rights Activists in Haiti who’ve helped parents reclaim 64 children that were living in slavery.
Sadly, these kinds of opportunities – to go to school, to escape slavery, to be reunited with loved ones – are still dreams to more than 250,000 children in Haiti.
On this anniversary we are more determined than ever to end child slavery in Haiti. But we need your help to make it a reality.
From all of us at Beyond Borders, thank you for helping to turn dreams into reality.
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