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Boy Under Palm, Haiti Fair Trade, One of a kind Metal Art 817 23" x 23"

SKU: 817
23" x 23"

    Jonas Louisil One of a Kind Boy sitting under a Palm Tree,  Folk Story. 

    The typical school year runs from September to June. Primary education is compulsory, but families must pay school fees. Most children do not pursue secondary education due to family and economic pressure.

    Education in Haiti is seen as a trademark of success in life and opens doors for privileges, social rank, travel and better jobs. For example, Haiti has two official languages: French and Creole. Those who are uneducated can only speak Creole; those who are educated can speak both, but French is the preferred and necessary language of commerce.

    There are three recognized classes of people in Haiti: elite (wealthy), intellectual and proletariat (working class). Someone who is educated is considered part of the intellectual class.

    "Restavek" is a Creole word for a Haitian child who stays with and works for another family, typically an affluent family. A restavèk child can be a boy or a girl who is given away by a poor family in order to survive. Frequently, the restavèk’s most basic rights to health and education are denied.

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