Volunteer in Ghana Kasoa: Child Labor & Trafficking Project

Volunteering Project in Ghana Kasoa In Ghana especially along the coast, many children are trafficked into labor due to abject poverty. Based on some statistics, there over 1.3 million children in Ghana who are engaged in child labor. Due to the nature of the work, some of the children working on the fishing boats are seriously injured or killed.  Some of these children are trafficked to distant fishing villages for years at a time and exploited with little to no compensation. Most at times, the children are paid in fish and they have to sell them to make money.

Education is a luxury in most communities in Ghana, especially along the coastal villages. Currently, there are over 1,000 children who are being trafficked in the fishing communities around Buduburam namely, Senya Breku, Fetteh and Nyanyano. Research is so important to learn how the child trafficking is occurring, why, and how to provide a solution to help the children involved. 

Volunteers will conduct questionnaire research in seaside towns and villages where children fish boat workers are prevalent. Volunteers will be escorted by the local project coordinator who will act at times as a translator. 

Volunteers will participate in children’s rights educational talks at local schools to raise awareness about the importance of education, rights of the child, teenage pregnancy (one major factor of the trafficking) and dangers of child trafficking. The goal of these talks is to dissuade children from dropping out of school in order to work.

Volunteers will also be able to get involved in teaching in the fishing community and also organize sports and crafts. The basic aim is to aid, encourage and inspire less privileged but intelligent children in Ghana to stay in school and assist them to lift themselves out of poverty.

Overview

  • Project Length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Accra (Code: ACC)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7 hours per day
  • Requirements: Tourist Visa. Expect semi-rural living conditions
  • Age Limits: Minimum 17yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: British Air, Delta, United, KLM, Lufthansa
  • Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Malaria, Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Volunteer house
  • Airport meet and greet in Accra airport
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours are  8:00am – 4:00pm with breaks
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Ghana. Entry Visa. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.