Project against child exploitation launched

Childhood Regained, a project which seeks to protect children against exploitation and labour has been launched at Zokuga in the Savelugu-Nanton District of the Northern Region.

The project is being implemented by the Regional Advisory Information and Network Systems (RAINS) in partnership with Hope for Children (UK), both non-governmental organisations with funding from Comic Relief, a UK based charity.

The Childhood Regained project seeks to build strong and replicable model of community driven social development that will reduce the exploitation of children for child labour by empowering communities to facilitate the process.

Addressing the launch on Tuesday, Mr Mohammed Hardi Tijani, Executive Director of RAINS said it was in response to finding sustainable solutions to issues affecting children in rural communities in northern Ghana.

Mr Tijani mentioned some of the issues as engaging children in hazardous labour or urban migration to contribute to the family income which tends to affect their education.

He said 4322 people located in four communities including Zokuga, and Nanton-Kurugu in the Savelugu-Nanton District, and Nayoku, and Daboya, in the West Mamprusi District would benefit from the project, which would span two years.

He said child clubs would be established in the project communities to provide the platform for children to participate in actions that would reduce child exploitation.

Source: GNA

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