Monday, March 15, 2010

CNN SPECIAL REPORT: Helping Haiti's Child Slaves by Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta did this special CNN report in December 2009. It sheds light on the problems of child domestic slavery in Haiti.

How will the devastation of the earthquake affect child slavery in Haiti?
Will the system be rebuilt alongside the buildings, homes and governement?
Who will protect the thousands of displaced and orphaned children?
What can we do?

These are all questions I don't have answers to. I do know that awareness and fundraising is key, but it's equally critical for the Haitian government and people to build a system that will protect these children in correlation to building a new infrastructure.

This opportunity is the silver lining available to the Haitian people after such a tragic loss. There's no better time than now to make the changes necessary, and with the aid and watchful eye of dozens of other countries, hopefully this will take place. My heart and prayers go out to them.


Everyone I talk to about modern slavery agrees it's atrocious. Then they ask, "What can I do?" BE A VOICE. Spread awareness by sharing these posts and videos with others. Collectively we can reach thousands of people. Creating awareness and making this an issue in the public mind WILL lead to CHANGE.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Will you accept my invitation? Will you be a voice?

Thank you,
John Burger

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