This weekend Yvon has a house guest, Monica Watkins, from New York.. She is a successful Ford model/artist/philanthropist. She nutures young, disadvantaged artists, allowing them to reach their potential and enhance the world around them by setting an example of giving hope and acheivement. Today Monica invited us to go with her to a group home for young girls in Delmas called Restavek Freedom. She spoke to the girls about her modeling career. Restavek Freedom is a Christian based orgnaization that works to end child slavery in Haiti. In Haiti everyone knows the word restavek, it is a modern type of child slavery. This organization helps young girls to get out of these abusive situations by creating a home, sending them to school, and building their self-esteem. They believe that love and education can uproot this cultural practice and create new futures.
We invite you to visit their website where the girls wrote to President Martelly to end Restavek in Haiti.