Alina "Tibebe" Cajuste, an adult survivor of child slavery in Haiti, and Guyto Desrosiers, the Coordinator of Beyond Borders' Child Protection Program, will be spreading the word to end child slavery in Haiti now through May 25 across the East Coast.
by Monica Landaeta, Prospect Research Intern
Beyond Borders welcomed two leaders in our fight to end child slavery in Haiti last Friday night, May 9, in Washington, D.C. Alina “Tibebe” Cajuste shared her personal story as a survivor of restavèk slavery and how her experience has inspired other survivors to overcome struggle. Guyto Desrosiers, who is Beyond Borders’ Coordinator of the Child Protection Program in Port-au-Prince, explained how his work is community-focused and how important those outside of Haiti are in growing this social movement. So far, these amazing leaders have spoken with different groups such as DC Stop Modern Slavery, members of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church, BusBoys and Poets attendees, and the Sisters of Notre Dame in Baltimore, MD.
Part of this ambitious effort is to raise funds for 25 Port-au-Prince neighborhoods where Child Protection Brigades are working to defend the rights of children every day.
So far, we have raised $31,500, about 18% of the total needed to support this important work.
Alina and Guyto are currently in Philadelphia and after that they are heading to New York and Boston.
To find an event in your area, or to support this cause, go to www.nochildaslave.org.
Thank you for joining the movement to end child slavery in Haiti.