Compassionate journeys

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In July, Compassionate Journeys will be traveling to rural Ghana to document child trafficking, and the importance of education to stop it.
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Compassionate journeys

  1. 1. Compassionate Journeysending child slavery in Ghanathrough educational, medical and economic opportunities<br />Selena Larson,<br />Arizona State University<br />Walter Cronkite School of Journalism<br />
  2. 2. “How wonderful it is that nobody <br />need wait a single moment <br />before starting to improve the world.”<br />- Anne Frank<br />
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  4. 4. Compassionate Journeys<br />Non-profit organization working in Ghana<br />Christ Outreach Orphanage<br />HIV Clinics<br />Leper Villages<br />Maternity clinics<br />Clean water<br />Educational opportunities<br />
  5. 5. Child Slavery<br />Almost 40 percent of children ages 4-14 are slaves in rural Ghana<br />Children are bought and sold for $20 so their families can survive<br />Children become “apprentices,” to fishermen and farmers<br />
  6. 6. “The level of poverty here is amazing, but the children still smile.”<br />
  7. 7. The need for education<br />Few children attend school regularly<br />Parents cannot afford the uniforms, supplies, and stipends required to be enrolled<br />Most girls do not attend school<br />There is 1 teacher for 150 students<br />
  8. 8. Because many children do not attend school, they are forced into trafficking<br />Without school and an education, they end up begging on the streets<br />
  9. 9. What can we do?<br />Compassionate Journeys’ child sponsorship program<br />$10/month directly to the family<br />Requirement for children to be in school <br /><ul><li>Stop slavery, start an education</li></li></ul><li>Basic healthcare<br />In July, we are bringing 12 volunteers from the Show Low Fire Department to teach basic care.<br />There is no doctor in the villages.<br />
  10. 10. This woman has gangrene after clipping her toenails. She will probably not survive.<br />
  11. 11. The documentary<br />We will travel to Bakpakope, in the northern part of Lake Volta, just across KeteKrachi in the BrongAhafoRegion<br />We want to document the horrors of trafficking, and the difference an education can make in the life of a child<br />
  12. 12. Interviews<br />Children who were former slaves<br />Former owners of child slaves<br />People making a difference through education and sustainable programs.<br />
  13. 13. Budget<br />$2900.00<br />$1900.00 airfare to Ghana<br />$700.00 camera equipment<br />$300.00 for the families who share their homes with us<br />
  14. 14. Compassionate Journeys,<br /> improving life in Rural Ghana,<br />one child at a time.<br />

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