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Combatting Child Slavery - Ghana

Organized by: Austin Kauffman

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EVENT DATE Oct 06, 2016

THE STORY:

In 10 days I head out to Ghana to spend a year helping with Internation Justice Mission end violence against the poor.  While I am in Ghana I will be working with the Law Enforcement and Investigations teams to help free children from slavery.  Please consider partnering with me as I prepare to move to Ghana!

 

More information about Ghana and the slavery that exists:

Ghana’s Lake Volta is among the world’s largest man-made lakes, covering 3,275 square miles. Thousands of children work in its massive fishing industry – and many of these children are held in slavery. A July 2013 investigation conducted by IJM estimated that as many as 60% of the nearly 800 children we observed on the lake may be slaves. These children are abused and malnourished; their work is dangerous; and drowning and other hazards are a constant threat. Though this form of slavery is brutal, there is hope. The Ghanaian government has expressed its serious commitment to addressing slavery on Lake Volta, and is eager to employ a proven model to combat slavery on the lake. We are ready to help end slavery in Ghana. “You could go to Lake Volta and see many signs of poverty and deprivation …but what is much harder to see is the profound violence and oppression heaped upon the thousands of children trapped as slaves in the fishing industry. We are ready to work with our government and non-government partners in Ghana to bring more light to what’s hidden, and to end this form of slavery.” – Philip Langford, Vice President of Regional Operations, Africa

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Austin Kauffman

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Britney Ruegsegger

Britney Ruegsegger

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Jacob Singleton

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Charmaine

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I hope you guys are able to make a positive difference in their lives! 1 year ago

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Be safe Austin!! God bless! 1 year ago

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