Send 400 children at risk to trafficking to school

 
$4,755 $41,095
Raised Remaining
Oct 10, 2012

SEND 400 CHILDREN AT RISK TO TRAFFICKING TO SCHOOL

A group photo with children to be placed in school
A group photo with children to be placed in school

International Needs Ghana (INGH) has organized sensitization meetings with the members of the community child labour committee members in Vome and Adidokpoe on child protection and the relevance of education to the child, family, community and the nation as a whole.

This was followed by the identification and selection of children at risk to trafficking for placements in school. In all 20 children were identified for placement into schools. They were profiled and prepared for enrollment into school when the new academic year begins in September 2012.

The project has focusses on only two communities as a result of funding constraints. These are Vome and Adidopkoe all in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region of Ghana. These communities are located in an area where children are trafficked from and sent to the Volta Lake communities where they are exploited for labour purposes. They are denied their right to education, protection from harm and in fact their childhood is virtually destroyed.

Once the children in the pictures are placed in school and supported with educational materials, the first step towards their protection is achieved. The next step is to continue working with the child protection committee members and the entire communities to ensure that they remain in school. This will give the children a new vista to life and broaden their horizon. The children are also being empowered to understand and assert their rights.

International Needs Ghana is also working with community members to support parents who are able to track trafficked children and bring them back to the community to be enrolled in school.

Meeting with some child labour committee members
Meeting with some child labour committee members
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Organization

IN Network (Ghana)

Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
https://www.innetwork.org.gh

Project Leader

Cromwell Awadey

Dansoman, Accra Ghana

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