fish from nets that have been caught on debris. If the injuries are serious, they are tossed out into the street to beg and fend for themselves.  They work under harsh conditions for twelve or more hours a day and are not provided with education or sufficient food and rest. Ghana is one of the most peaceful countries in Africa but the future is at risk if the enslavement of children continues. If so many Children are denied of a proper education, they will not be able to move the country forward and may remain poor and unable to provide for themselves and their families to come.
This is why Volta hope is providing a loving home for Ghanaian Orphans, Trafficked and Deserted children.  Our Children will be educated to grow with physical health, mental ability, emotional stability, vocational skills, good citizenship and multicultural expertise. Through their education and experiences, they can learn to be responsible adults who can both care for their own families and pay forward what they have learned to help others.
As of now, our facility is nearing completion.  It consists of 5 buildings. (see pictures). *In Building (1) has 5 dorm-type rooms to house the girls and the house mothers. The building also includes shower and toilet facilities.  *Building (2) has 5 dorm-type rooms to house the boys and house mothers.

The building also includes shower and toilet facilities.  *Building (3) includes a central hall for gatherings (TV, games, etc), the kitchen and Dining.  *Building (4) includes 6 classrooms where the Children will receive their instruction in English, culture, the arts, local and international vocational skills, etc. 
Attached to the building are dorm-type rooms for Volunteers with separate sections for men and women that include shower and toilet facilities.
​*Building (5) includes an office for administrative work , storage room and first aid room. There will be a security room at the main entrance of the facility. Initially our home will accommodate 50 children, 9 house mothers, 2 cooks, 2 security guards and general manager. At full capacity, we can 
accommodate 240 Children. The actual location of Volta Hope Children’s Home is in the Hohoe-Volta Region of Ghana.

Parents  literally sell their children for as little as $50. Other children are sent to live with relatives in the hope that they will earn a trade.  However, the reality is that these children are being exploited and 
enslaved.

 In Ghana, one in every six children aged six to fourteen are involved in child labor. Many Ghanaian 
children are engaged in the worst form of child labor.  In cocoa and fishing production, hundreds of 
children report injuries sustained while using machetes, carrying heavy loads, and diving to remove 

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