Assist 38 ex-child slaves in Ghana for training

 
$7,550
$7,450
Raised
Remaining
Oct 8, 2013

Assist 38 ex-child slaves in Ghana for training - Monitoring

As reported in February this year, there are still twenty (20) more ex-child slaves waiting to be enrolled into apprenticeship training. Currently, however, funds obtained so far make way for the enrolment of only two (2) ex-child slaves and since it is more cost effective to enrol more ex-child slaves at a go than in bits, it has become necessary that enrolment is put on hold till sufficient funds are obtained to enrol more ex-child slaves at a time. This is also expected to help us work within the limits of the original and overall budget for the project (US$15,000).

Nonetheless, monitoring on the project was conducted the second time. The activity revealed that most of the ex-child slaves were doing well. According to the various Master Craftsmen/ Women, the ex-child slaves are showing a serious attitude towards the training and most of them are doing very well.    

Some challenges encountered during the monitoring was absence of some of the ex-child slaves from their training sites. This, their Master Craftsmen/ Women attributed to attendance to duty calls elsewhere and off duty as well as ill health.

Feb 19, 2013

Assist 38 ex-child slaves in Ghana for trainig (4)

There are twenty (20) ex-child slaves currently awaiting enrolment into apprenticeship training, as reported in the October report, however due to the lack of sufficient funds, this activity has not yet been undertaken. Thus, they will be enrolled when funds are made available.

In view of this, RFG took the opportunity to undertake a monitoring of the project and results obtained reveal that except for some petty challenges, everything is unfolding smoothly.

The challenges recorded during the monitoring included ill health affecting one girl and a boy who has not reported to work after the Christmas break. Steps are been taken to address these challenges.

 

SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTS

Donations received: 1st tranche from Global Giving in May (after deduction of 15% by GG)  -   $5,187.50

                              2nd tranche from Global Giving in August (after deduction of 15%)       -   $  334.00

                              3rd tranche from Global Giving in December (after deduction of 15%)    -   $  337.00

                             Total donation from Global Giving                                                 -  $5,858.50

                              Plus donations raised in Ghana in June (GH¢3,000.00)                      -   $1,612.90

                              Total donation recieved                                                               -   $7,471.40

                                Less total expenditure                                                                     -   $6,388.98

 

                                Unspent balance                                                                          -   $1,082.42

Oct 25, 2012

Assist 38 ex-child slaves in Ghana for trainig - Report 3

An ex-child slave in carpentry training
An ex-child slave in carpentry training

An additional 8 ex-child slaves were taken through training workshop and counselling on October 3, 2012 in Winneba in the Efutu Municipality of the Central Region of Ghana.  They were made up of 7 females and a male. The course content for the training included the following:

  1. Child labour and human trafficking
  2. Responsibilities of an apprentice
  3. Benefits of education
  4. The need to be focused on their studies and to avoid any bad behaviour.

 All 8 ex-child slaves have been enrolled in apprenticeship training of their choice 8th October, 2012. The boy chose carpentry, four of the girls chose dress-making, and the remaining 3 girls chose hairdressing. They have all been provided with their tools and materials and handed over to the various master craftsmen/women.

In summary, out of the 38 ex-child slaves identified and profiled, 18 have been trained and enrolled into the various apprentice training. Currently all 18 ex-child slaves are doing well and are receiving training from their respective master craftsmen and women.  The remaining twenty (20) ex-child slaves are ready to receive training and will be enrolled when funds are made available.

SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTS

Donations received: 1st tranche from Global Giving in May (after deduction of 15% by GG)  -   $5,187.50

                              2nd tranche from Global Giving in August (after deduction of 15%)        -   $  334.00

                             Total donation from Global Giving                                                 -  $5,521.50

                              Plus donations raised in Ghana in June (GH¢3,000.00)                       -   $1,612.90

                              Total donation recieved                                                                -   $7,134.40

 

                               Less total expenditure                                                                     -   $5,719.62

 

                                Unspent balance                                                                          -   $1,414.78

An ex-child slave in dressmaking training
An ex-child slave in dressmaking training
Six of the ex-child slaves enrolled with RFG staff
Six of the ex-child slaves enrolled with RFG staff
An ex-child victim being enroled into hairdressing
An ex-child victim being enroled into hairdressing
2 ex-child victims being enroled into dressmaking
2 ex-child victims being enroled into dressmaking
Aug 6, 2012

ASSIST 38 EX-CHILD SLAVES IN GHANA FOR TRAINING

A master craftsman contributing to discussions
A master craftsman contributing to discussions

REPORT 2

All 38 ex-child slaves have been identified and profiled since beginning of April 2012.  A total of 12 Master Craftsmen have been trained on June 21. The course included

1.) The psychological impacts of human trafficking and child labor;

2) the laws on apprenticeship including the roles of master craftsman and the roles of the apprentice;

3) the care of the apprentice.

In a separate training workshop 10 ex-child slaves were trained and counseled on June 22 on the following subjects: 1) child labor and human trafficking;

2) responsibilities of an apprentices;

3) benefits of education;

4) the need to be focused on their studies and to avoid any bad behavior. 

Four of the boys chose auto-mechanics as vocation, one boy chose masonry and the five girls all chose dress-making as vocation. All ten children have been provided with their tools and equipments and materials and have started their apprenticeship with the craftsmen/women on July 1, 2012.

Donations received in April were US$5,187.50 (after deduction of 15% by GG). Total expenditures to date is US$2,426.88. The unspent balance is US$2,760.62 plus GH¢3,000.00 raised in Ghana.
Ten more children are being prepared for counseling and training to start apprenticeship in August.

The following are testimonies of some of the children trained:

ERNESTINA ANSAH (17 years)
I was 10 years old when my older sister took me to Ivory Coast promising my mother to send me to school.  I worked in her fish smoking business. When there was no fish I would hawk different things on the street.  I did most of the household chores and bath her children and take them to school before going to sell. I never went to school.  I was beaten for the  least mistake I made.  I stayed for five years and returned with her to Ghana during the war in Abidjan.

ERIC LARBI (18 years)
Mr Domatey, a fisherman, agreed with my mother and took me to Awusa Kope on the Volta Lake to work with him. I was forced to do very dangerous work and when I complained would be punished severely. There was no school in the village and both his children and I did not go to school. After three years I sent word to my parents to come for me. I was introduced to Rescue Foundation and now I am starting apprenticeship. 

GIFTY PREBA (18 years)
My mother’s sister came and asked my mother to allow her to take me to YEJI, a fishing community on the Lake Volta, to help her.  My mother at first refused because I was attending school. She promised my mother that she would send me to school so she agreed. Contrary to her promise, she put me in her fish-smoking business. I was smoking fish all day everyday and doing other house chores. Whenever I reminded her about school she would ask me to be patient.  I stayed with her for two years and sent a message to my mother to come for me so I came back home.

Master craftsmen during training
Master craftsmen during training
Ex-child slaves with RFG staff at the training
Ex-child slaves with RFG staff at the training
An ex-child slave handed over to a mastercraftman
An ex-child slave handed over to a mastercraftman
2 ex-child slaves handed over to a mastercraftman
2 ex-child slaves handed over to a mastercraftman
2 ex-child slaves handed over to a mastercraftman
2 ex-child slaves handed over to a mastercraftman

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Apr 11, 2012

Assist 38 ex-child slaves in Ghana for training

REPORT 1

Once again “thank you” to those who have donated to our project.
Using community volunteers and the children themselves 15 new ex-child slaves have been identified in Senya Breku community. Identification continues for more ex-child slaves in all the other communities we work in. Those found will go through an initial screening to ensure that only true ex-child slaves benefit from support. 

Senya Breku is a fishing community situated on the Atlantic Coast of Ghana. This was where the Dutch in 1705 built Fort de Goede Hoop, translated as Fort Good Hope (shown below), because they hoped that the trade in gold, ivory and slaves would boom. The Dutch also built a similar Fort Good Hope in South Africa near Cape Town.


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Rescue Foundation Ghana

Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
http://www.rescueghana.org

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