Ghana: Education on Child Labour

Young Reformers

LWF member church we represent: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana

Mr Amos Adjei

Age: 28

My occupation: Communications specialist

My name on Facebook : Amos Adjei

 

Ms Lily Kwaw

Age: 24

My occupation: Communications studies student

My name on Facebook: Deladem Kwaw

 

Our motivation

What Bible verse motivates you in your work and vocation as a young reformer?

But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs." (Luke 18:16)

What is an example of ongoing reformation in your local context?

Workshops on Lutheran identity and history of reformation

What change do you want to see in your church and society?

The education campaign on child labour is a new experience for this city. The work to protect children is strongly related to the diaconal work of the church. The example from the Bible says children should be trained in the way they should go so that when they grow they will not depart from it. This shows that the rights of every child are essential and need to be protected.

Living Reformation project

Human beings - not for sale: Education on Child Labour

Child labour is a serious form of abuse in the city of Takoradi in Ghana.

The country is made up of people of different cultures, all blending into one state, so it is difficult to understand the extent or nature of child labour, especially the scholarly aspect. The root causes of child labour include illiteracy, poverty and lack of information. Half the victims of child labour come from the regions, with most being of school-going age. Many people in Takoradi are unaware of the alarming effects of child labour in Ghana.

Although the government has made basic school education free, most school-going aged children have to work for their survival.

This projects aims to educate selected communities and schools in Ghana on the importance of eradicating child labour. By doing so, people will get to know the effects of child labour. We are looking to reach 7000 people, both children and adults. These projects involve a series of actitivities, including visits to schools and communities and to create radio programs. We will also create LWF child labor awareness groups in various schools and communities.

Find more information on our Facebook group "Save a child" 

Accra

AccraAccra Metropolis, Greater Accra Region
Ghana
Latitude: 5.603717
Longitude: -0.186964