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Live! From Ghana!
Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service has joined forces with Touch A Life Foundation on From Captivity to Capitol Hill, an innovative partnership that focuses on advocating for the elimination of child trafficking, with an emphasis on addressing child slavery on Lake Volta in Ghana.
Five Journey for Change Global Ambassadors, all descendants of slaves, have traveled from Brooklyn, NY to Ghana for the inaugural mission from March 5-14 to join Touch A Life Foundation child trafficking survivors for a transformational week of education and service. The trip will culminate with a fact-finding mission on the waters of Lake Volta and the completion of a school for child trafficking survivors in the Kete Krachi region of Ghana.
In April 2010, the Journey for Change Global Ambassadors and other program participants will travel to Washington DC and New York, NY to highlight the issue of child slavery and share firsthand their experiences with US Government leaders, the international community and other key stakeholders.
Meet our Ambassadors!
Meet our 5 Journey for Change Global Ambassadors! Click on their names to view their daily blogs and observations about Ghana, child slavery, their ancestry and more.
Jasmine Figeuora, Age 15
Benjamin Goode, Age 13
Joshua Hall, Age 16
Latoya Massie, Age 16
Sydney Smart, Age 13
For more information on Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, please click here.
To view pictures from Ghana, please click here.
For more information about child slavery and to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of a trafficked children, please see the organizations below:
Anti-Slavery and Trafficking Organizations
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Read about Ken Fredman, web developer and marketing executive in Manhattan.
Read about Pam Cope, co-founder of the Touch A Life Foundation, in Dallas, TX.
The Denise Amber Lee Foundation
Coaltion to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
FINCA International provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs.