Child labour in the Volta region

According to UN Human Rights Watch children are forced to work in the fishing industry on the Volta lake in Ghana in a kind of modern-day-slavery.

The website Modern Ghana reports that children, aged between 4 and 12 years, have to work up to 15 hours every day.

There are first sparkes of hope for those children: The Big World Magazine reports about an orphange for 160 children, who have been rescued from slavery: malnutritioned, abused, barely speaking a word of English.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Guinara Shahinian, notes that during her visit the importance of education was stressed by everyone she encountered. Therefore, our first project as CDV Association aims at supporting the inhabitants of Tsikudokope community in the Volta-Region to build their own school. Find out more about our project here.

Gemeinnütziger Verein zur Förderung von Projekten in der Region Volta in Ghana