We met Ebenezer as he was fishing on Lake Volta. He was 5 hours into a grueling 17-hour workday. Over 1,000 children as young as five-years-old are sold and forced to fish on this lake each year. With our partner, Challenging Heights, we are breaking down the system of slavery in Ghana by aiding in the rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of five of these kids. We believe freedom is contagious. If given the chance, these children can change the future of their entire communities.
A careful investigation is conducted in order to identify and rescue children off of fishing boats on Lake Volta.
Rescued children are taken to a rehabilitation center where they are given medical care and counseling in order to heal.
Reintegration consists of one year of schooling and ongoing business training and counseling for victims and their families.