It’s not often that you can do something nearly three times better than it’s being done … but that’s exactly what’s happening in Haiti right now.
You see, our Schools Not Slavery campaign doesn’t just stop kids from becoming enslaved, it gets them into schools that are learning to deploy a model of education that has been proven to be three times more effective than traditional Haitian schools.
This approach to education was pioneered in Haiti by our long-time Haitian partner school, the Matènwa Community Learning Center. A recent MIT study compared Matènwa students with students in a sample of 84 other Haitian schools and determined that the Matènwa students had reading scores nearly three times better than the national average.
This success is starting to get a lot of attention. Earlier this week Public Radio International featured the work of the Matènwa school on their daily news program The World, broadcast on public radio stations across the country. You can listen to the story by clicking here.
A portion of your gift to the Schools Not Slavery campaign helps train teachers and spread the Matènwa model to 25 schools in communities where children are most at risk of falling in to slavery.
And if you give before the end of 2014, your gift will not only be matched (up to $60,000), but 100% of your gift will go to support our work with these schools. That’s because other private donors and foundations are covering our operating expenses and putting up the matching funds. They really believe in this work and want us to reach our goal.
But we can’t do it without you. As of today we’ve raised the funds to support 13 of these 25 schools. Will you help us make our goal? (Click here to see a map of these schools and see the progress we’ve made.)
So, please don’t wait. Give now to unleash all kinds of wonderful things in the lives of some of our world’s most disadvantaged children in 2015.
Thank you so much,
Director, Beyond Borders