Ghana is one of Africa’s diverse and beautiful countries, located on the Atlantic coast a little north of the Equator. It is a country not only rich in scenery and wildlife, but also in natural resources, including gold.
In northern Ghana it is most likely that many of the children will be trafficked to the south before they reach the age of 12. Once trafficked, these children can be forced into fishing, farming, domestic work, and some of the girls are made to be head porters (transporting items on their heads). Some children are also trafficked to bordering countries—and to southern Ghana—for labour and sexual exploitation.
Our child trafficking and child labour prevention project is taking place among the rural poor, in the northern regions. OM has a great passion to secure a brighter future for needy and disadvantaged children. The programme seeks to prevent trafficking among children and young women by focusing on education, awareness, legal rights of children, and rehabilitation.
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