There are currently an estimated 22,000 children living and working on the streets of Accra...this is not including the other surrounding cities and popular fishing ports often used for child labor. It is a huge problem here, and yet it is such a complex issue that does not heed an easy solution. I have been reading and learning a lot regarding this topic..even if the "compulsory education" was adaquately enforced and school fees reduced, often these children would run away from school to the streets due to the fact that they can make more money and support their families on the streets, as well as they are not used to the structured setting of a classroom. Hopefully, in time as the economy improves, this situation will change. (Even though people here seem pretty dang happy without education (seriously, Ghanaians are the happiest people I've ever met), I do hope that the educational opportunities continue to open up for all Ghanaians regardless of economic class.
howdy! August 11th 2006 Hi, friends! I am in a picture kind of mood today...so you can peruse or ignore😊 I hope you are all well! Things are going great here...it's hard to believe I'll be coming back in just 8 days! I've been spending lots of time lately at the clinic, reading Nelson Mandela's autobiography (I highly recommend😊, and spending time with friends. I will post more soon but here are some sn ... read more
Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Accra Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the ... ... read more