News by Country: GHANA

The power of youth
Category: Children's Voice

Every year we come together at Power Shift – the largest youth-led environmental summit in Ghana, to train a generation of young people to campaign for environmental improvements. Its young founders are Climate Reality Leaders personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to educate the public about the causes and dangers of climate …

Ending violent discipline in schools
Category: Our Heroes

A new report from UNICEF draws on data from 190 countries in order to shed light on a largely undocumented issue. According to the report’s findings, about two thirds of children worldwide (almost 1 billion) between ages 2 and 14 are subjected to physical punishment by their caregivers on a regular basis. And yet only …

Children for Sale
Category: Children's Voice

Along Lake Volta, Ghanaian children are sold into a life of forced labor, malnutrition and abuse. Traffickers prey on poor families, who are persuaded to send their children to work in deplorable conditions on rickety fishing boats. Parents are told that their children will attend school in exchange for a few hours of work, but …

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