Global Outreach! Haiti

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Our team of twelve is venturing to Les Cayes, Haiti to work with the Restavec Freedom Alliance. This is the fourth year Fordham's Global Outreach program has partnered with RFA and each year is more successful than the last. 

What is the Restavec Freedom Alliance? What are Restavec? 

Restavec are Haitian children that have been forced into unpaid domestic service where they are deprived of their most basic rights. These children are beaten and sexually assaulted; all power is taken away from them. The UN has declared the Restavec system in Haiti as tantamount to child slavery and the Haitian government has made ownership of Restavecs illegal, however this has done little to stop the practice of it. The Restavec Freedom Alliance takes matters into their own hands. They have worked tirelessly to remove Restavec children from their enslaved positions and have provided them with a safe, stable, family centered environment. Houses of refuge are run with a Pastor's family as the supporting parents. Each rescued child has access to an education, medical support, adequate food, sanitary facilities, psychiatric care, and lots of love. Most importantly, each child has access to a childhood. 

What will your money go to?

Your donation goes towards our global outreach project working with and supporting the Restavec Freedom Alliance. RFA is an extremely financially responsible organization and they make sure the money received goes directly to maintaining a proper lifestyle for the children and their current goals. Right now, their goals are as follows:

  1. Funding for advanced technical schooling or college for age eligible children.
  2. Finishing the construction of our home in Chantal, Haiti
  3. New mattresses and beds for the older children in both our Chantal and Ducis locations
  4. Construction of our own home in Ducis, Haiti 
  5. Finish construction of our school in Ducis & Chantal, Haiti

Every contribution matters. RFA, Global Outreach, and our team thank you in advance! 

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