August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States. This year, support an anti-trafficking organization founded by a brave and dynamic woman.
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Breaking the Chain Through Education is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, Africa. We have rescued 41 children, reunited them with their families, and currently these children are attending school, some for the first time. In addition, in order to reduce the need for child labor, we built a school for 250 children in a remote and impoverished area. We are a unique grassroots organization. Our goal is to continue to rescue children that have been trafficked and restore them to a life of dignity and education. To read more about the history and goals of BTCTE, and how you can be a part of this remarkable journey, please read through our site.
Breaking the Chain Through Education Inc. aims to eradicate child slave trafficking in impoverished regions of Ghana through a variety of approaches. By establishing schools in destitute villages, we provide local fishermen and their children with educational opportunities and alternative ways of earning their living; in exchange the trafficked children they employ are set free and returned to life with their families.
In other villages and regions, we work to educate parents and create a culture where trafficking is not acceptable, while providing funds to rescue and rehabilitate their children. We believe that all children have the right to freedom and to be educated. In the hopes of diminishing the reach of child trafficking and helping to eliminate some of its root causes, our funds are dedicated to: the building and maintenance of local schools; the rescue, rehabilitation and education of formerly trafficked children; ensuring the continued safety and security of our rescued children and their access to secondary education; providing seed money and microloans to the children’s families to lessen the grip of poverty and the cycle of trafficking.
We believe this multifaceted approach is the best way to ensure the continued freedom and education of these children.