Saving Children Sold Into Slavery in Ghana

 
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May 29, 2014

Former Child Labour Victim Shares her Story

Abranvi at school
Abranvi at school

Abranvi*  was among a group of over 100 trafficked children rescued by IOM in 2005. She survived over three years of her childhood forced to work for a fishing master at Yeji in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana,  along Volta Lake .

 

Abranvi and her elder sister were both trafficked by their parents for economic gains at an estimated age of nine (9). While she was forced to work on Volta Lake she endured very hazardous conditions until she was rescued by IOM and reunited with her father in their community in the Volta Region.

 

Before being rescued, her fishing master used her both on the lake and for domestic services. Her typical day on the lake was from 4:00am to 11:00am and then from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. There were instances when she faced storms on the lake which got her so frightened that she said ‘ I was just lucky to have escaped without drowning.’’

 

After her rescue, she was enrolled in school by IOM .Through determination and hard work; she is currently in Senior High School, Form Three, and is writing her West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) hoping to complete this by the end of May 2014.

 

With IOM and her father’s support, her academic performance is very good. IOM is hopeful that Abranvi will receive high marks on the WASSCE to allow her to continue her studies at the tertiary level and pursue her dream of becoming a professional journalist in the future.

 

Message by Abranvi during a recent monitoring visit with her ‘’I am so grateful to IOM for rescuing me and enrolling me in school. I’m happy to be in school. May God bless you’’.

 

*Please note the name has been changed to protect the identity of the child.

Abranvi at home
Abranvi at home
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Maria Moreno

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Washington, DC United States

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