Against Children Slavery at Volta Lake – Ghana.
  • Petitioned Against Children Slavery at Volta Lake – Ghana.

This petition was delivered to:

NGO “Filhos do Coração” (Chldren of the Heart)
Against Children Slavery at Volta Lake – Ghana.

Against Children Slavery at Volta Lake – Ghana.

    1. Maria Gabriela Castro Fontes
    2. Petition by

      Maria Gabriela Castro Fontes

      Matosinhos, Portugal

Children of the HEART – Against Children Slavery at Volta Lake – Ghana.


Ghanaian children who, with knowledge or without, are trafficked for intermediaries or for the parents to work in fishing communities believing that they will be fed, ordered for the school and will learn a useful profession, are forced to long hours to thread of heavy and dangerous work because the "owners" do not want or cannot pay adult persons for doing this activity.

In accordance with the OIM, this includes deep immersions in the waters of the Lake Volta to gather nets of fishing that have already caught fish, a work that cost already children’s lives. They also were severely undernourished, in weak conditions of health, and very often abused physically or verbally.

Trafficked, juveniles during many years, suffered experiences that left, indelible, physical and mental marks. When rescued they revealed high levels of bad nutrition, defective growth, malaria, and other diseases that apply for medical urgent treatment.

A Portuguese NGO “Chldren of the Heart” (Filhos do Coração), sponsored by Alexandra Borges, a journalist from a local and independent TV Network, “TVI”, is making an enormous effort in order to rescue most of the children as possible.

The NGO also tries to contact the traditional chiefs of communities from where the children are trafficked, as well as local partners to sensibilise them on the dangers and consequences of the juveniles' traffic and to inform them about the different laws that can affect them, including the Law of Ghana on Traffic of Human Being, of 2005.

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    Reasons for signing

    • ursula pita PORTO, PORTUGAL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Doenst make any sense. They should be studing and playing and even be smilling. We cant close our eyes and deny this reality.

    • Clarissa Ramos PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Cause I don't have conditions to help that children by myself but write this I am able to do.

    • fatima alves PORTO, PORTUGAL
      • almost 2 years ago

      right to freedom and dignity above all

    • Cristiane Cardoso ESPOSENDE, PORTUGAL
      • about 2 years ago

      Porque TODOS deviam olhar para o que se passa na raça humana e ter um pouco mais de coração para com o outro e nao pensar só em si mesmo. Eu quero fazer a diferença...!

    • Amanda Leon RICHLAND, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Slavery must stop.


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