Vocational Center for Freed Slave Girls in Ghana



Girls, freed from slavery, are gaining valuable skills by attending a vocational center that was built with help from GlobalGiving donors. The center now needs a safe water supply and a modern oven.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In rural West Ghana it was believed by some that giving a virgin between the ages of 8-15 to a priest to serve as his slave would atone for the sins of the family. This practice, known as "trokosi" recently received national attention and was banned. Thousands of liberated slaves are now participating in vocational training programs. Most slaves are now grown women with children, and have few of the survival skills necessary for the outside world.

How will this project solve this problem?

At the center in Ghana, over 40 women are taught sustainable vocational skills like batik dyeing, dressmaking, processing palm oils, baking, and kente weaving. The center now needs a safe, clean water supply and baking and confectionary equipment.

Potential Long Term Impact

Vocational training for girls and women and their integration back into society will prevent them from migrating to capital towns to be enslaved by other forms of social vices.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,120

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10,120 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Fortune Abodakpi

Volta, Ghana

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