It’s come to our attention that some people don’t think we’re doing any work here.
Our project is based at RAINS (Regional Information and Advisory Network Systems), where we are doing an impact assessment of the ‘Next Generation Programme’ that was run from 2007 until 2010. Funded by Comic Relief, the project focussed on
- improving the treatment of foster children, and
- reducing the number of children going to work as kayaye (head porters) in bigger cities like Kumasi and Accra.
Both practices (child fosterage and being sent for kayaye) are widespread in this region of Ghana. No doubt we will give you more in-depth information on the project and its background soon. In the meantime, here’s a photograph of us interviewing some of the beneficiaries of the project today, in Kpalung.
That’s TWO pieces of photographic evidence of us hard at work. Happy now?