This project will rescue children from child labor and trafficking in Gomoa Nyanyano, a fishing village in the Awutu Senya District of Ghana by providing the children an opportunity for education and raising awareness on the importance of education in the community to help end cyclical poverty in this fishing community.
To ensure community involvement, the organisation is doing this project in collaboration with the community leaders, the Chief fisherman and the local council of the village.
It is estimated that there are 1.3 million children engaged in worst form of child labor in Ghana. Due to poverty and illiteracy, more children in the the Nyanyano community and other surrounding fishing communities are recruited by the fishermen to go for fishing. The Child labor prevents these children, and their families, from receiving an education and escaping the clutches of poverty.
The Cheerful Hearts Foundation rescues these children from the fishing shores through various interviews with the children, parents and fishermen assistance. The organization assists families financially so they can afford to send their children to school and reduce the number of children working in the fishing boats. The organisation will also intensify awareness of child labor, its effect and the importance of education in the communities.
The project will sponsor 100 children to attend school, rescuing them from child labor and their families from cyclical poverty in the long run.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
The project on our Cheerful Hearts website
some of the rescued children in April 2011