1. Live Bait: Child Slavery in Ghana’s Fishing Trade 10/07/14


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    Never Barnabas Awukudzi was trafficked when he was 10-years-old and forced to work for a fishing master on Lake Volta in Ghana. He was rescued by the International Organization for Migration. Never was featured in a segment on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2007, where he talked about the abuse and back-breaking work he endured. Never recently graduated from school and is preparing to take his college entrance exams. This will be Never’s first trip outside of Ghana. Since 2002, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has worked to release 732 children, like Never, from the fishing trade around Ghana’s Lake Volta region. Some of the children that have been trafficked are as young as 4-years-of-age. The boys get up at 4am and prepare to go out on the lake to set fishing nets and gather in the fish during a long days’ work. The young girls trafficked into this setting help cook the fish for market and do other work assigned by their masters. None of the boys and girls go to school. The IOM engages local NGOs to find trafficked children, communicate with local chiefs, arrange for a child’s rescue, and educate the entire village to the wrongful treatment of these children. Once the children are rescued as part of a group, they are taken to Accra for immediate healthcare, rehabilitation, and evaluation. After a 3-month stay, a plan is devised to return them to a family or work out their educational opportunities. A network of individuals and organizations monitor the progress of these children in their new home setting. Dyane Epstein has over 20 years of work experience in national and international program development and management, including more than 30 years with the IOM on a variety of migration-related programs and projects. These include emergency and humanitarian response, refugee resettlement, migration and development, and counter-trafficking. She is currently the Head of Talent Management and was formerly the Chief of Mission for IOM Ghana (2009-2014). Ms. Epstein had previously worked with IOM Zimbabwe and England, and in Japan through the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. She started her career in New York as a teacher and program manager for the New York City Board of Education. A program of the World Affairs Councils of America with support provided by a grant from Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation.

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    • Beacon School 2012


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      Mission Partner

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      • Ghana Vibes


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        My trip to Ghana January-February, 2013. Filmed in Accra, east coast and Volta region. People. Atmosphere. Impressions. Music by Massive Attack.

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        • the road from Akonkonti


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          • Stichting Inhohoe


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            Stichting Inhohoe zet zich in om goederen, die in Nederland worden afgedankt, in te zamelen en te schenken aan de basisschool en het ziekenhuis in Hohoe, Ghana. Door dit simpele plan hebben de inwoners van Hohoe een beter leven. Ga naar www.inhohoe.nl voor meer details.

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            • Blitz the Ambassador, Musician + Filmmaker :: 120 Seconds


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              Blitz the Ambassador shares his love for filmmaking and the importance of having native voices behind the lens telling their stories.

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              • After the show at the 2010 National Heritage Fellows concert


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                Yacub Addy and his ensemble perform in the lobby at the Strathmore Music Center after the NEA Fellows concert, Sept. 24, 2010.

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                • Western Accord 13


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                  Strengthening military capabilities, preparing for real-world missions and building strong partnerships were the basis for exercise Western Accord 13, held in the West African nation of Ghana.

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                  • Plan Nederland/MTV - Ready, Steady, Cook!


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                    A short Movie by Students from The Hogeschool voor Kunsten Utrecht For Plan NL and MTV. Camera - Derek van Egmond and Joost Lammers Geluid - Cos Renjaan Muziek - Marijn Scholten (Mancave Music & Sound) Montage - Derek van Egmond

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                    • Bizung Music School in Tamale(Ghana) is looking for a permaculture school garden


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                      We highly appreciate the cooperation between Playing for Change Occitanie(PFCO) and Ghana Permaculture Institute(GPI). The Bizung Music School in Tamale(Ghana), a partner of the PFCO, will be empered and trained by GPI in ecological school gardening. Mr. Alidu, director and teacher of the music school is talking about the plans and appreciate the support.

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